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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$438K

2014

$650K

2015

$891K

2016

Number of Claims

6,558

2014

7,894

2015

8,880

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 862

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 712

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

SOTALOL 711

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 666

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 5, 2008.
  • 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.