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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$438K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$340K

2014

$385K

2015

$438K

2016

Number of Claims

6,933

2014

7,139

2015

7,164

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 600

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

ATENOLOL 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 9, 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.