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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$210K

2014

$406K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

3,189

2014

4,471

2015

5,875

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. 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
CARVEDILOL 568

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
EFFIENT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 6, 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.