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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 585 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

9% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$401K

2014

$496K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

6,685

2014

7,751

2015

7,665

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
CARVEDILOL 550

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
CLOPIDOGREL 437

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

7 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
XARELTO 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

12 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
AMIODARONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

14 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

18 15
CARTIA XT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

19 28
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

20 55
MULTAQ 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 61
CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
TORSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 32
DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
RANEXA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 22
EFFIENT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 37
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 33 92
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 49
BUMETANIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 48
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 51
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. 2, 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.