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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

$411K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 111 providers in this state and specialty

737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

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

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

4% of this provider’s 737 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$325K

2014

$368K

2015

$411K

2016

Number of Claims

6,459

2014

6,768

2015

7,159

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
CARVEDILOL 777

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

171

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
ATENOLOL 558

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

2 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
CLOPIDOGREL 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
XARELTO 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

9 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
NIFEDIPINE ER 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

11 40
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

14 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

16 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

18 20
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

19 11
DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 26
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 23
SOTALOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 25
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

25 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 83
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 1, 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.