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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$387K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$288K

2014

$305K

2015

$387K

2016

Number of Claims

7,234

2014

7,630

2015

7,896

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 537

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ELIQUIS 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

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. 14, 2017.
  • 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.