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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$246K

2014

$317K

2015

$475K

2016

Number of Claims

4,172

2014

4,500

2015

4,909

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
AMIODARONE HCL 778

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

166

patients, 28% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 509

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TIKOSYN 180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
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 April 15, 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.