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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$385K

2014

$650K

2015

$494K

2016

Number of Claims

6,076

2014

6,476

2015

6,686

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 702

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.