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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,601Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 126

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 126

1,582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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 1,450 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

1% of this provider’s 1,582 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,450 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$507K

2012

$672K

2013

$793K

2014

$670K

2015

Number of Claims

6,046

2012

8,956

2013

9,128

2014

9,601

2015

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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O

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

869

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

318

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

836

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

279

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

717

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

262

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

182

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

328

patients, 21% of all patients

5 17
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

140

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

142

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

9 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

112

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

14 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

16 8
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

17 33
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

18 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

19 27
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

20 19
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

22 14
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

23 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

24 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

25 47
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

27 26
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

28 42
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 39
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

30 60
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

31 29
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

31 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

31 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

34 49
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

36 25
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Aug. 4, 2011.
  • 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.