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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

1,139 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 1,011 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

2% of this provider’s 1,139 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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$601K

2014

$651K

2015

$778K

2016

Number of Claims

13,679

2014

13,527

2015

13,656

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,327

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,130

prescriptions.

263

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,157

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

258

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
CARVEDILOL 1,001

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

198

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 880

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 874

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

186

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 737

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

162

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

7 10
FUROSEMIDE 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
SOTALOL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

9 24
ELIQUIS 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

13 6
XARELTO 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

14 16
SOTALOL AF 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

10 15 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

17 22
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

18 46
RAMIPRIL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

19 32
AMIODARONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
EFFIENT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

21 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

22 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
CARTIA XT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

25 30
BRILINTA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

26 39
FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

27 63
NITROSTAT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 45
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

30 20
RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 29
DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

31 23
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

33 71
KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

33 54
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

36 27
NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

38 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

38 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

41 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 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. 18, 2011.
  • 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.