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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$463K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 637 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

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$321K

2014

$395K

2015

$463K

2016

Number of Claims

4,772

2014

5,101

2015

6,479

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 879

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

201

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

2 4
CARVEDILOL 382

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
XARELTO 370

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

5 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 363

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
AMIODARONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
SOTALOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

12 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 14
CARTIA XT 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

14 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 39
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 35
SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 11
NITROSTAT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

23 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 29 30
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 13
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 Dec. 1, 2016.
  • 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.