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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$988K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

987 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 897 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

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$740K

2014

$823K

2015

$988K

2016

Number of Claims

11,373

2014

11,980

2015

12,535

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
CARVEDILOL 1,982

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,730

prescriptions.

335

patients, 34% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,069

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 791

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
ELIQUIS 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

9 46
XARELTO 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

10 17
VALSARTAN 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

13 2
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

14 44
PRADAXA 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
MULTAQ 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

20 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

21 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 5
NITROSTAT 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

23 25
NIFEDIPINE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 34
CHLORTHALIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

25 48
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
BRILINTA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
CARTIA XT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
RANEXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 19
BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 27
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

31 28
RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

32 36
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

34 33
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 42
JANTOVEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 36 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

37 16
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 39 13
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 40 24
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 Jan. 9, 2018.
  • 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.