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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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10,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 70 providers in this state and specialty

$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 70 providers in this state and specialty

1,137 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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 Wisconsin
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,048 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

1% of this provider’s 1,137 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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $90 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$359K

2014

$440K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

8,324

2014

9,831

2015

10,666

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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O

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,341

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,229

prescriptions.

282

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 751

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

180

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 722

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
CARVEDILOL 714

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 661

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

14 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

16 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

17 21
ELIQUIS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

18 17
CILOSTAZOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

19 36
CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

20 22
BYSTOLIC 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

21 41
RANEXA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

22 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

24 23
BRILINTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 26
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 38
NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

28 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

29 15
DIGOX 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 27
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

31 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

32 34
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 33 81
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 19
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

34 28
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 Aug. 31, 2009.
  • 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.