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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 77 providers in this state and specialty

1,427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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 Oklahoma
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 1,427 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

15% 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$738K

2014

$717K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

14,740

2014

14,479

2015

12,807

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.

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
LISINOPRIL 1,041

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

313

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

216

patients, 15% of all patients

2 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 612

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

179

patients, 13% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

182

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

172

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
CLOPIDOGREL 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

175

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

164

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

8 15
AMIODARONE HCL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
SIMVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

118

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

13 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

14 9
FUROSEMIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
CILOSTAZOL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

16 57
ELIQUIS 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

17 11
CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

18 4
PROPAFENONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

19 71
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
DIGOXIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

25 10
TORSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
FENOFIBRATE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

28 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

29 19
SOTALOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

30 40
BRILINTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
XARELTO 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

32 17
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

33 42
TERAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

34 65
CARTIA XT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
PINDOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

36 103
LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
EFFIENT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

39 32
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

40 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 93
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 98
RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 23
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

44 53
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

44 52
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 Nov. 28, 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.