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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 684 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

0% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$131 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 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

$719K

2014

$790K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

7,333

2014

7,009

2015

7,647

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 968

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

205

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
ELIQUIS 490

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

2 12
CARVEDILOL 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
ZETIA 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

4 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

7 24
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
DIGOXIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 23
VALSARTAN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

15 21
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
RAMIPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
MIDODRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 114
XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 7
PRADAXA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
EPLERENONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 103
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 17
DIGOX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 14
TORSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 61
NIACIN ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 74
QUINAPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 181
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 March 6, 2015.
  • 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.