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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$665K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,163 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$537K

2014

$513K

2015

$665K

2016

Number of Claims

12,264

2014

12,881

2015

14,807

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 2,551

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

2,201

prescriptions.

436

patients, 37% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,576

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,365

prescriptions.

285

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 999

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

194

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 966

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

207

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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. 29, 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.