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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$444K

2014

$440K

2015

$353K

2016

Number of Claims

10,238

2014

9,862

2015

8,479

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
CARVEDILOL 543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 522

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 11, 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.