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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$745K

2014

$517K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

8,151

2014

10,116

2015

13,546

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,207

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

994

prescriptions.

227

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 922

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

168

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 748

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 722

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • 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.