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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

1,279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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 Kansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,232 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

11 of this provider’s 1,279 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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 *

27% 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

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$841K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

8,499

2014

9,779

2015

10,546

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 1,069

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

317

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 662

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

189

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
BYSTOLIC 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

3 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

168

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

5 14
CLOPIDOGREL 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

9 12
IRBESARTAN 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

10 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
CARVEDILOL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

12 2
ATENOLOL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
ELIQUIS 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

14 20
LISINOPRIL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

15 4
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
QUINAPRIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

17 33
FENOFIBRATE* 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

18 46
CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

21 5
PRADAXA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

25 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

26 11
ZETIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

29 52
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

30 54
BENICAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

31 55
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 16
TRIBENZOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

33 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 26
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

37 45
BENICAR HCT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

38 60
LIVALO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 62
TORSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 27
EFFIENT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

41 65
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 21
OMEPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

43 49
RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

44 38
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 April 13, 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.