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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$355K

2014

$500K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

8,471

2014

9,783

2015

10,466

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 729

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 713

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 562

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 17, 2012.
  • 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.