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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,184 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$882K

2014

$994K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

15,440

2014

16,328

2015

16,351

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,139

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,997

prescriptions.

391

patients, 33% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,315

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

249

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,013

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

BRILINTA 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VYTORIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 19, 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.