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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$651K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$449K

2014

$553K

2015

$651K

2016

Number of Claims

3,997

2014

4,135

2015

4,289

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
SOTALOL 453

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

ELIQUIS 440

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

TIKOSYN 281

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

164

patients, 26% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 March 7, 2016.
  • 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.