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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,846Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 487 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

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

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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 19%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$405K

2014

$409K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

7,510

2014

8,056

2015

8,846

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 793

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 655

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 523

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
NIFEDIPINE ER 464

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

5 36
CARVEDILOL 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
CLOPIDOGREL 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
ELIQUIS 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 10
XARELTO 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
NIFEDICAL XL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 55
AMIODARONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 12
CARTIA XT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 44
PRADAXA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 25 28
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
PROPAFENONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 29 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 30 34
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 31 22
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 June 5, 2015.
  • 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.