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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

$208K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 106 providers in this state and specialty

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 416 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 20%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$65.4K

2014

$129K

2015

$208K

2016

Number of Claims

1,517

2014

3,277

2015

4,950

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 771

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

151

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 535

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL 448

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
CLOPIDOGREL 347

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 314

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

8 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

14 16
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

15 18
SIMVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 16 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

17 15
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 18 23
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. 21, 2014.
  • 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.