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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$464K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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 Utah
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

57 of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

21 of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs *

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$241K

2014

$318K

2015

$464K

2016

Number of Claims

4,267

2014

5,417

2015

7,092

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
LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
CARVEDILOL 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
FUROSEMIDE 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
AMIODARONE HCL 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

7 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

14 22
ELIQUIS 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

16 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
CARTIA XT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

19 26
SOTALOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

20 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 27
KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 14
METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 40
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

29 43
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. 20, 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.