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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$657K

2014

$719K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

15,349

2014

15,913

2015

17,108

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.

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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.

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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
CARVEDILOL 1,392

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

235

patients, 27% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,086

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,052

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 869

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 790

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Oct. 19, 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.