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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

986 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 959 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 986 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

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$1.01M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

13,264

2014

13,102

2015

12,419

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 1,722

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,681

prescriptions.

308

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 871

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
ZETIA 728

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

3 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

5 47
CARVEDILOL 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
CRESTOR 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

9 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

11 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

12 25
SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
SOTALOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

19 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
BYSTOLIC 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 3
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

23 39
TORSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 50
RANEXA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
XARELTO 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

26 16
RAMIPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 55
PRALUENT PEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 29
NITROSTAT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 54
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 13
BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 93
IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

36 68
EPLERENONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 95
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 39 31
VYTORIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

40 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 41 19
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 46
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 Jan. 6, 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.