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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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

$222K

2014

$265K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

2,894

2014

2,882

2015

3,096

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
CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 227

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

SOTALOL 210

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TIKOSYN 80

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFADROXIL 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

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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 Jan. 5, 2017.
  • 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.