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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,650Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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 Nebraska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 660 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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$355K

2014

$346K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

6,784

2014

6,667

2015

6,650

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 591

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
CARVEDILOL 524

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 487

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 470

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

10 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
XARELTO 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

12 12
CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

13 25
SOTALOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

14 20
BYSTOLIC 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

15 21
RAMIPRIL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

16 31
SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 18
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

20 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 33
AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

24 29
DILT-XR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 23
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 35
CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 14
TIKOSYN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 30 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 10
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 72
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 Oct. 18, 2012.
  • 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.