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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,072 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$756K

2014

$813K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

12,165

2014

12,058

2015

13,067

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,050

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

209

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 731

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 707

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 669

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 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. 23, 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.