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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nuclear Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$828K

2014

$866K

2015

$979K

2016

Number of Claims

8,074

2014

8,485

2015

9,119

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 572

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

149

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 550

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 516

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPROL XL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LIVALO 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

COREG CR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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 March 25, 2016.
  • 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.