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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

1,466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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 West Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,289 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

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

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$466K

2014

$577K

2015

$729K

2016

Number of Claims

7,785

2014

10,087

2015

11,428

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,443

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,267

prescriptions.

342

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,020

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

250

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 929

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

236

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 606

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

158

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 602

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

149

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
CLOPIDOGREL 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

7 4
CARVEDILOL 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

8 8
FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

9 9
ELIQUIS 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
ATENOLOL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

11 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
XARELTO 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

13 23
ZETIA 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

14 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

16 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

17 40
EFFIENT 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

18 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

19 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

20 10
QUINAPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

21 47
AMIODARONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

24 17
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

25 33
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

26 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

26 44
SOTALOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
NITROSTAT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

30 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

31 25
DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

33 21
RANEXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

34 12
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

36 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

37 16
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

38 30
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 37
PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

39 41
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 April 6, 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.