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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$374K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$337K

2014

$373K

2015

$374K

2016

Number of Claims

6,598

2014

6,405

2015

5,876

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 486

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 5, 2014.
  • 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.