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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,149 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$298K

2014

$389K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

5,201

2014

5,884

2015

7,169

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

SOTALOL 496

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 430

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 March 26, 2014.
  • 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.