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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

$2.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

2,193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 California
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 2,193 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.53M

2014

$2.2M

2015

$2.72M

2016

Number of Claims

18,571

2014

21,890

2015

21,564

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,885

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,676

prescriptions.

430

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 1,296

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

255

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,292

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

287

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,291

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

256

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
CLOPIDOGREL 1,079

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

240

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,024

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

230

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
ELIQUIS 910

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

185

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 872

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

219

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

178

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
XARELTO 830

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

153

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

125

patients, 6% of all patients

11 3
CRESTOR 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

132

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
SOTALOL 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

126

patients, 6% of all patients

13 32
PRADAXA 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

111

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
AMIODARONE HCL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

92

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

19 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

20 66
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

21 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
CHLORTHALIDONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

24 43
RANEXA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

25 26
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

26 15
NIFEDIPINE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

27 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

28 35
ENTRESTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

29 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

30 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

31 14
LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

32 63
DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

90

patients, 4% of all patients

34 147
NITROSTAT 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
TRIBENZOR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

36 58
DIGITEK 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

10 37 137
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

38 124
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

38 71
VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

40 21
METOLAZONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

41 82
DILTIAZEM HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

42 79
BENICAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

42 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

42 36
BRILINTA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

45 42
CARTIA XT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

46 73
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

47 129
LABETALOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 101
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 22
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 65
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

51 50
NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

52 126
REPATHA SURECLICK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 100
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

53 37
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

A 55 118
DILT-XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 149
EDARBYCLOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 57 142
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. 11, 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.