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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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5,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 529 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

4% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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

$378K

2014

$403K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

6,175

2014

6,068

2015

5,900

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
CLOPIDOGREL 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
CARVEDILOL 315

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

6 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

7 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 1
LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
BUMETANIDE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

11 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 10
SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 24
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 14
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 31
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

22 61
CILOSTAZOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
BRILINTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 32
NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

26 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
EFFIENT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 11
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 July 9, 2014.
  • 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.