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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 65 providers in this state and specialty

$263K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 65 providers in this state and specialty

468 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 Washington
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

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 468 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$139K

2014

$169K

2015

$263K

2016

Number of Claims

3,714

2014

3,851

2015

4,111

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 323

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 14
XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 16
OMEPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
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 Dec. 31, 2015.
  • 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.