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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$450K

2014

$514K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

5,412

2014

5,275

2015

4,875

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
CARVEDILOL 513

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

XARELTO 459

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

125

patients, 26% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 389

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

ELIQUIS 300

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

TIKOSYN 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 24, 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.