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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$674K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 539 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

0% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$630K

2014

$606K

2015

$674K

2016

Number of Claims

11,237

2014

10,321

2015

9,393

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 721

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

188

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 608

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

139

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 529

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

145

patients, 25% of all patients

3 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
CARVEDILOL 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

8 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

10 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

13 5
FENOFIBRATE* 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 62
ELIQUIS 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
RANEXA 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
ZETIA 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

16 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
CRESTOR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

19 23
CILOSTAZOL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 49
FENOFIBRATE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

24 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 29
OMEPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 45
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 99
BYSTOLIC 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 27
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 78
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
PROPAFENONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 69
JANTOVEN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 33 79
SOTALOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 36 35
COUMADIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 36 90
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 126
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 17
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 23, 2014.
  • 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.