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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

$175K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 314 providers in this state and specialty

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $83 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$182K

2014

$181K

2015

$175K

2016

Number of Claims

5,475

2014

4,692

2015

4,173

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

2 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 247

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

3 43
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
INDAPAMIDE 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 20
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 14
DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

17 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 24
SOTALOL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
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 Feb. 25, 2013.
  • 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.