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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$610K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,016 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

18 of this provider’s 1,066 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$606K

2014

$571K

2015

$610K

2016

Number of Claims

13,049

2014

12,512

2015

12,745

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
CARVEDILOL 1,157

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,095

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,110

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 764

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
CLOPIDOGREL 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

11 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
XARELTO 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
RANEXA 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

15 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
AMIODARONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
DIGOXIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

19 29
ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 19
BYSTOLIC 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

21 21
PROPAFENONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

22 22
RAMIPRIL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 31
ELIQUIS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
ZETIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 37
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 23
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 25
CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

31 24
OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 40
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

33 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 39
SOTALOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

35 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 54
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

38 42
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 55
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 26, 2013.
  • 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.