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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

1,031 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 Missouri
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

3% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$752K

2014

$821K

2015

$940K

2016

Number of Claims

15,944

2014

15,265

2015

15,339

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
CARVEDILOL 1,082

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 975

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 876

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
CLOPIDOGREL 860

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 765

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 733

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
AMIODARONE HCL 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
ELIQUIS 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

16 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
TORSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
XARELTO 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
PRADAXA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

21 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 49
CARTIA XT 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 20
ZETIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

25 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 42
RANEXA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 19
MULTAQ 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 22
CHLORTHALIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 35
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 65
RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 23
SOTALOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 24
PROPAFENONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 40 88
ENTRESTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
EFFIENT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 33
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 41
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

44 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 45 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

46 45
CILOSTAZOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 37
NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

48 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 64
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 50 53
OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 51
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 July 26, 2012.
  • 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.