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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 35

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 35

1,072 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

18 of this provider’s 1,072 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

67 of this provider’s 957 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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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 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$641K

2012

$647K

2013

$721K

2014

$721K

2015

Number of Claims

14,168

2012

15,265

2013

16,031

2014

15,588

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,275

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,050

prescriptions.

190

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,084

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,017

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

899

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

857

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

710

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

13 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

15 14
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

16 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

R 18 22
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

20 8
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

21 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

23 45
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 46
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 15
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

R 26 31
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

28 33
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 18
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

34 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 35 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

36 54
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

37 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 80
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 62
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

40 23
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 41 81
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 42 72
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 43 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 44 51
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 46 58
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 36
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 March 11, 2010.
  • 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.