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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 166 providers in this state and specialty

$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 166 providers in this state and specialty

808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 Illinois
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 720 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

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

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$508K

2014

$594K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

8,701

2014

9,432

2015

8,586

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 640

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
CARVEDILOL 621

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
CLOPIDOGREL 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

7 1
FUROSEMIDE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

8 8
ELIQUIS 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

9 13
AMIODARONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

10 21
PRADAXA 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

11 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

17 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

19 48
CILOSTAZOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

20 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 16
CARTIA XT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
RANEXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 38
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 30
NITROSTAT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 39
CLONIDINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

27 80
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 17
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 24
SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 11
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 32
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 8, 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.