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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
980 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$580K

2014

$606K

2015

$675K

2016

Number of Claims

11,678

2014

12,836

2015

13,604

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,137

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,041

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

223

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 866

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 858

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 643

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

SOTALOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 12, 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.