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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$556K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 818 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$460K

2014

$454K

2015

$556K

2016

Number of Claims

8,765

2014

8,393

2015

8,839

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 706

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 647

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
CARVEDILOL 562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
CLOPIDOGREL 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
ATENOLOL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
XARELTO 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

14 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
SOTALOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 35
PRADAXA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 30
ZETIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
ELIQUIS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
OMEPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 40
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 27
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 28
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. 6, 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.