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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
865 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

9,649

2014

10,819

2015

11,369

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.

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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 1,439

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,402

prescriptions.

367

patients, 42% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 781

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 706

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

190

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

REPATHA SURECLICK 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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VASCEPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 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.