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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Ohio
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

4% of this provider’s 611 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$390K

2014

$395K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

7,843

2014

8,074

2015

8,133

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
CARVEDILOL 817

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

170

patients, 28% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 717

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 608

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 538

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 527

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 478

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

6 8
AMIODARONE HCL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 19
XARELTO 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
ELIQUIS 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 10
KLOR-CON M20 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

18 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

19 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
PRADAXA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 30
EFFIENT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
BRILINTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 36
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 26
NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 81
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 Sept. 2, 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.