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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 37 providers in this state and specialty

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

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.

16 of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$233K

2014

$312K

2015

$384K

2016

Number of Claims

5,165

2014

5,488

2015

5,915

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 TARTRATE 519

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

1 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 461

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

10 1
ELIQUIS 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

13 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 25
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
DIGOXIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 52
DILTIAZEM HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 20 43
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

21 23
EFFIENT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

22 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 21
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

27 19
RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 28 12
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 28 39
COUMADIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 30 65
SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 31 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 32 10
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. 14, 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.