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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,998 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$683K

2014

$949K

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

14,670

2014

20,468

2015

25,370

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 4,087

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

3,371

prescriptions.

677

patients, 34% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 1,711

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,390

prescriptions.

294

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

209

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

216

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,217

prescriptions.

234

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

166

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 873

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

188

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

127

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

133

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

107

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

126

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TAZTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 9, 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.