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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,094Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,042 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$459K

2014

$646K

2015

$914K

2016

Number of Claims

7,518

2014

8,783

2015

10,094

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 837

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 817

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

ELIQUIS 716

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 595

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 April 10, 2018.
  • 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.