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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$500K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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 760 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

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 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

$397K

2014

$423K

2015

$500K

2016

Number of Claims

8,015

2014

8,411

2015

8,626

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 757

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
CARVEDILOL 686

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 614

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 587

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 574

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
LISINOPRIL 528

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
CLOPIDOGREL 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
XARELTO 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

12 16
SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

14 25
CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

15 49
ELIQUIS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
SOTALOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

17 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

21 18
AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 35
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

24 43
CARTIA XT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
MULTAQ 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

27 61
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

29 33
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 15
TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 42
EFFIENT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 37
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 34
BRILINTA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 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 June 18, 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.