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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

10% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$501K

2014

$452K

2015

$437K

2016

Number of Claims

7,752

2014

7,177

2015

6,551

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.

10

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CLOPIDOGREL 538

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

149

patients, 31% of all patients

1 2
ATENOLOL 511

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

138

patients, 29% of all patients

2 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
OMEPRAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
CHLORTHALIDONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 52
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 16
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 74
NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

23 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
SOTALOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 10
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 99
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 53
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 84
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. 5, 2015.
  • 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.