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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$616K

2014

$812K

2015

$943K

2016

Number of Claims

4,285

2014

5,500

2015

6,177

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
ELIQUIS 993

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

172

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 30, 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.