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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 663 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

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

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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

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$235K

2014

$273K

2015

$350K

2016

Number of Claims

5,257

2014

6,049

2015

7,236

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
CARVEDILOL 575

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 363

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

6 10
CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

10 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

12 9
LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 6
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

14 32
XARELTO 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
ELIQUIS 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

18 19
SOTALOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 24
AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 15
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 23
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

25 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 34
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
BRILINTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 41
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 38
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. 1, 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.