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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,822Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 449 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

2% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$284K

2014

$319K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

3,486

2014

3,842

2015

4,822

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
ELIQUIS 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
RANEXA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

13 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
AMIODARONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 41
CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 28
SIMVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

25 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 62
PRALUENT PEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 74
SOTALOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
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 Aug. 4, 2011.
  • 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.