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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$413K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$307K

2014

$352K

2015

$413K

2016

Number of Claims

4,401

2014

4,678

2015

5,066

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 685

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

140

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 351

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 305

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 298

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 27, 2015.
  • 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.