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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$226K

2014

$332K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

3,387

2014

4,725

2015

5,672

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.

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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
SPIRONOLACTONE 520

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

ELIQUIS 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

MULTAQ 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ENTRESTO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 April 4, 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.