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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Michigan
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 662 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

6% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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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

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$195 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $187 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

$403K

2014

$681K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

2,565

2014

3,687

2015

5,179

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
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 962

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

254

patients, 35% of all patients

10 1 12
ELIQUIS 554

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
CARVEDILOL 474

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
XARELTO 324

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
AMIODARONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

6 6
MULTAQ 262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
SOTALOL 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

10 7
DOFETILIDE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
TIKOSYN 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

16 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 16
PRADAXA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 18 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

19 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

20 37
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 Nov. 3, 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.