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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 166 providers in this state and specialty

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 166 providers in this state and specialty

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 620 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$399K

2014

$519K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

4,567

2014

5,412

2015

6,045

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 655

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

216

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 442

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
XARELTO 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

4 17
LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
RAMIPRIL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

8 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
BUMETANIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
RANEXA 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
DIGOX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
NIACIN ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 94
LABETALOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 65
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 63
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 May 24, 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.