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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 Connecticut
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 796 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$178 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$805K

2014

$927K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

6,601

2014

6,269

2015

6,312

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 481

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
CLOPIDOGREL 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

2 7
CARVEDILOL 353

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

4 1
RANEXA 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

5 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

7 3
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
ELIQUIS 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

13 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
EFFIENT 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 26
BYSTOLIC 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

15 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
PRADAXA 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

18 30
TORSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 33
AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 38
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

22 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

23 22
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 13
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 20
COREG CR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

28 49
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 14
METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 49
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 51
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 Sept. 30, 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.