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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

1,154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,003 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

2% of this provider’s 1,154 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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 *

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$622K

2014

$712K

2015

$854K

2016

Number of Claims

10,951

2014

12,073

2015

13,577

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,071

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

245

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 915

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 863

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

192

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 839

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
CLOPIDOGREL 782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
CARVEDILOL 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
ELIQUIS 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

13 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

14 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
BYSTOLIC 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

16 27
NITROSTAT 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

244

patients, 21% of all patients

17 25
MULTAQ 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 52
AMIODARONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
RANEXA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

22 44
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

23 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 53
SOTALOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

29 22
RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

30 36
BRILINTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

33 38
NITROGLYCERIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

34 88
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 47
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 42
NIACIN ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 35
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 80
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 41 17
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 Aug. 4, 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.