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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,016 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$235K

2012

$576K

2013

$772K

2014

$1.11M

2015

Number of Claims

3,570

2012

7,608

2013

8,994

2014

9,544

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,027

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

253

patients, 25% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

824

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

180

patients, 18% of all patients

XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

766

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

762

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

10
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

692

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

TIKOSYN 560

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

R
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 April 14, 2011.
  • 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.