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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 147 providers in this state and specialty

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 578 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

0% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$291K

2014

$335K

2015

$378K

2016

Number of Claims

4,850

2014

5,284

2015

5,702

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 413

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
ELIQUIS 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

7 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

9 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

11 12
SOTALOL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 23
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 3
LABETALOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

15 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 10
CILOSTAZOL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 37
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 56
RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 16
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 35
SIMVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 11
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 25
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 27
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 Feb. 3, 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.