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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 854 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 894 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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 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

$430K

2014

$477K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

10,161

2014

10,378

2015

10,586

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 TARTRATE 1,293

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,277

prescriptions.

268

patients, 30% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 800

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 629

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
CLOPIDOGREL 604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

6 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

7 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

8 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
CARVEDILOL 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

11 4
XARELTO 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

14 14
FENOFIBRATE* 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 61
GEMFIBROZIL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

16 67
DIGOXIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

20 9
OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

21 36
AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

23 19
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 47
BRILINTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 25
PRAZOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 38
WELCHOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 108
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 44
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 29
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

32 34
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 63
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 34 57
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 35 26
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 41
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 Feb. 15, 2017.
  • 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.