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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$320K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
869 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$744K

2014

$727K

2015

$320K

2016

Number of Claims

14,991

2014

15,167

2015

7,043

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
CLOPIDOGREL 726

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 627

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 487

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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. 26, 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.