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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,151Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

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

15% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 761 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

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 23%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 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

$468K

2014

$491K

2015

$606K

2016

Number of Claims

7,717

2014

7,568

2015

8,151

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 1,409

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,335

prescriptions.

418

patients, 52% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 688

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

213

patients, 26% of all patients

2 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 600

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 592

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

192

patients, 24% of all patients

4 5
CHLORTHALIDONE 479

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

5 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
CARVEDILOL 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
ELIQUIS 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
AMIODARONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

17 4
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

18 33
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
SIMVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

20 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 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 Feb. 4, 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.