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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$427K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$147K

2014

$315K

2015

$427K

2016

Number of Claims

2,580

2014

3,446

2015

4,434

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. 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.

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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
CARVEDILOL 501

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

ELIQUIS 424

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 237

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TIKOSYN 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O
RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 23, 2014.
  • 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.