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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 132 providers in this state and specialty

1,298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,168 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

3% of this provider’s 1,298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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 *

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$622K

2014

$791K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

9,518

2014

10,438

2015

11,173

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,421

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,309

prescriptions.

317

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
CLOPIDOGREL 1,064

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

251

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
CARVEDILOL 567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
FUROSEMIDE 520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

144

patients, 11% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

6 1
SIMVASTATIN 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

7 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

8 10
AMIODARONE HCL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
RANEXA 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

10 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
EFFIENT 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

15 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

16 3
SOTALOL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
XARELTO 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

19 29
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
CAPTOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

21 57
ELIQUIS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

23 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

24 15
VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 22
BRILINTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

26 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

27 24
JANTOVEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 19
MULTAQ 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

31 46
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 20
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 60
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

35 27
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

35 30
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

37 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

37 83
OMEPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

39 48
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

40 33
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 Nov. 10, 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.