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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$317K

2014

$667K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

4,736

2014

8,066

2015

7,834

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.

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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 SUCCINATE 955

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 684

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

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ELIQUIS 617

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

XARELTO 484

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

MULTAQ 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 June 16, 2015.
  • 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.