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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

$474K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 109 providers in this state and specialty

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 Arizona
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 805 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

2% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$264K

2014

$340K

2015

$474K

2016

Number of Claims

4,284

2014

5,353

2015

6,340

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
CARVEDILOL 550

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
ELIQUIS 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
BUMETANIDE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

9 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
NIFEDIPINE ER 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

11 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
SOTALOL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

13 26
SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

18 22
DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

19 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

21 51
NITROSTAT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 21
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 20
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 32
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 19
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 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.