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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 100 providers in this state and specialty

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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 Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 724 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 815 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 *

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$469K

2014

$492K

2015

$596K

2016

Number of Claims

11,555

2014

11,692

2015

12,108

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 851

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

1 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 741

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

2 6
CARVEDILOL 714

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 607

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

4 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

5 9
CLOPIDOGREL 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
XARELTO 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
FUROSEMIDE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
DIGOXIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
TORSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ELIQUIS 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
PROPAFENONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 40
CARTIA XT 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

21 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

23 30
ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 56
CHLORTHALIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 49
SOTALOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 24
AMIODARONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

30 34
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 46
EPLERENONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

33 76
COUMADIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 34 89
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 91
NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

36 25
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 36 79
DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 15
RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 39 29
PRADAXA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 28
EFFIENT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 42 33
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 June 5, 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.