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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$906K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

11,065

2014

11,351

2015

11,168

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 970

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

281

patients, 29% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

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 June 25, 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.