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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$244K

2014

$408K

2015

$456K

2016

Number of Claims

5,551

2014

9,346

2015

10,326

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,119

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

188

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 844

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 722

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 680

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 606

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 564

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% 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 Oct. 9, 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.