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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$467K

2014

$421K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

4,851

2014

2,988

2015

4,373

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
ELIQUIS 568

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

151

patients, 25% of all patients

SOTALOL 316

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% 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 March 3, 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.