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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$468K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$438K

2014

$436K

2015

$468K

2016

Number of Claims

7,133

2014

7,389

2015

7,506

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.