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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$370K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

8% of this provider’s 573 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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$287K

2014

$269K

2015

$370K

2016

Number of Claims

7,027

2014

7,280

2015

7,932

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
CLOPIDOGREL 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

2 6
NIFEDIPINE ER 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 33
FUROSEMIDE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

8 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 61
CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 3
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 56
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

13 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 5
NIFEDICAL XL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 70
DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 91
LABETALOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 41
DIGOX 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 22
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 16
PRADAXA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 28 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 29 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 75
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 126
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 March 24, 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.