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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$343K

2014

$350K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

5,281

2014

5,080

2015

5,156

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

131

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 375

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 237

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 18, 2017.
  • 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.