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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$277K

2014

$354K

2015

$441K

2016

Number of Claims

6,629

2014

7,481

2015

7,351

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 502

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 500

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

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 Jan. 26, 2017.
  • 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.