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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$500K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$586K

2014

$554K

2015

$500K

2016

Number of Claims

8,768

2014

8,182

2015

7,535

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 772

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

183

patients, 28% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 492

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 1, 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.