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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

1,390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,229 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

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

37 of this provider’s 1,390 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

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

25 of this provider’s 1,390 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$641K

2014

$667K

2015

$782K

2016

Number of Claims

16,804

2014

17,002

2015

16,636

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 1,364

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,185

prescriptions.

287

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 1,054

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

244

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,048

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

235

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,020

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

213

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 844

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

212

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

173

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 815

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

197

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

144

patients, 10% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
ATENOLOL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

15 16
ELIQUIS 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

17 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
DIGOXIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

20 19
XARELTO 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

21 21
AMIODARONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

22 15
CARTIA XT 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

24 43
NITROSTAT 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

25 23
CHLORTHALIDONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

26 45
SOTALOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
DILTIAZEM HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 50
KLOR-CON M20 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

29 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

30 34
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

31 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 41
BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

33 33
TIKOSYN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 63
TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 44
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

36 74
DILT-XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

37 75
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 28
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

38 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

40 32
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

41 40
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 42 53
PROPAFENONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

43 37
PRADAXA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 36
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 44 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 90
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 47 55
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 76
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 28, 2012.
  • 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.