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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

1,088 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

5% of this provider’s 1,088 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 1,088 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$644K

2014

$958K

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

8,721

2014

10,852

2015

13,227

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 989

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

197

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 783

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

186

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 748

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

182

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
CARVEDILOL 686

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
CLOPIDOGREL 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 601

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
XARELTO 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

12 49
EFFIENT 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

13 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
AMIODARONE HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
ELIQUIS 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

17 44
SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

19 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
RANEXA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

22 67
NITROSTAT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

23 21
PRADAXA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

24 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 24
BRILINTA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

26 38
ENTRESTO 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

26 78
CARTIA XT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

30 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 34
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 25
TERAZOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 59
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

36 48
BYSTOLIC 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 46
BENICAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

37 77
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 56
EPLERENONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
MIDODRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 66
MULTAQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

42 69
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 37
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 81
METFORMIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 52
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

47 36
SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 49 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 30
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 82
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 31
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. 31, 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.