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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

1,384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,278 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

2% of this provider’s 1,384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$923K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

8,151

2014

9,033

2015

8,967

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,188

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,163

prescriptions.

210

patients, 15% of all patients

1 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 759

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

256

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 639

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

220

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

194

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 522

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

175

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
XARELTO 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

7 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

11 7
CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

12 6
AMIODARONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

13 19
LABETALOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

14 55
SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
DILTIAZEM HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

16 53
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

17 15
DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

18 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

19 14
PRADAXA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

20 34
RANEXA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

21 31
CILOSTAZOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

22 42
JANTOVEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

23 71
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

24 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

25 20
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 41
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

27 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

29 21
SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

29 26
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 32
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 April 15, 2014.
  • 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.