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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

$595K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 72 providers in this state and specialty

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 New Jersey
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$451K

2014

$520K

2015

$595K

2016

Number of Claims

7,366

2014

7,829

2015

9,003

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

114

patients, 28% of all patients

1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

4 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

8 39
FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

9 51
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 30
TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

O 11 75
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 64
AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

A 15 65
TORSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

16 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

20 29
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 59
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

22 38
NATEGLINIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

24 10
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 50
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
LEVOCARNITINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 93
GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

29 73
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 95
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 95
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

33 99
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 34 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 49
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 40
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

38 14
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 108
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 67
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 43 19
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

44 112
BIDIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 112
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 46 11
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. 28, 2014.
  • 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.