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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 653 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

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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $72 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$254K

2014

$325K

2015

$414K

2016

Number of Claims

6,666

2014

7,226

2015

7,948

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 TARTRATE 855

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

192

patients, 25% of all patients

1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 732

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 688

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
TORSEMIDE 652

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

10 4 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 651

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
CARVEDILOL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
ELIQUIS 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

11 12
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
PRADAXA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

13 30
EFFIENT 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 37
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 13
RANEXA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

20 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
KLOR-CON 10 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 72
PROPAFENONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

23 69
CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 42
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
NITROSTAT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

30 11
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 36
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. 30, 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.