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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,183 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$529K

2014

$649K

2015

$756K

2016

Number of Claims

11,412

2014

13,690

2015

12,783

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.

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,566

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,484

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 852

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 752

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

178

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

190

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

191

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

157

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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BUMETANIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

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. 17, 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.