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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$446K

2014

$474K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

6,648

2014

6,720

2015

6,463

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
FUROSEMIDE 539

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 499

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 9, 2007.
  • 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.