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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$275K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 Iowa
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 648 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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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

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

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$226K

2014

$230K

2015

$275K

2016

Number of Claims

8,093

2014

8,847

2015

8,892

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
CLOPIDOGREL 958

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

191

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 801

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

177

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 687

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

160

patients, 22% of all patients

3 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 622

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 596

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 557

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

7 13
SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
CARVEDILOL 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
NIFEDIPINE ER 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 37
LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

17 14
ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 29
KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

19 51
FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

20 40
NITROSTAT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

21 21
ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 23 33
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

24 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 26 65
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. 21, 2007.
  • 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.