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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 293

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 293

1,529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 Florida
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

2% of this provider’s 1,529 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

3% of this provider’s 1,387 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,529 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$485K

2012

$489K

2013

$581K

2014

$766K

2015

Number of Claims

9,352

2012

9,723

2013

10,311

2014

11,910

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,164

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

355

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,130

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

369

patients, 24% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

612

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

171

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

158

patients, 10% of all patients

4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

152

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

139

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

8 16
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

10 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

16 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

17 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

18 7
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

19 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

20 42
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

21 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

23 62
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

24 14
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

24 50
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

26 35
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

28 37
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

29 33
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

30 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 47
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

32 40
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

35 31
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

37 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

38 26
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

39 91
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 87
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Aug. 27, 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.