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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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9,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 728 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

1% of this provider’s 792 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$473K

2014

$666K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

8,659

2014

8,728

2015

9,079

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 911

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

223

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 618

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

2 10
CARVEDILOL 581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
CLOPIDOGREL 511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
XARELTO 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

13 16
ZETIA 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
KLOR-CON M20 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
TORSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
SOTALOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 23
NITROSTAT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

24 21
RANEXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 33
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

32 45
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. 21, 2015.
  • 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.