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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

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

40% 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 849 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 *

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$812K

2014

$947K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,351

2014

14,677

2015

13,123

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,647

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,396

prescriptions.

367

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 934

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

192

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 928

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

218

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

5 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
RANEXA 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
LISINOPRIL 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
FUROSEMIDE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
CARVEDILOL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
XARELTO 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 18
ELIQUIS 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
CRESTOR 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

14 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
NITROSTAT 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

16 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

17 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

19 28
ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
SOTALOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

21 25
EFFIENT 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
AMIODARONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

23 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 24
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

29 47
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

30 52
CARTIA XT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

31 36
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 13
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 43
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
NITROGLYCERIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

35 76
QUINAPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 100
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

37 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

38 42
CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 39
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 Nov. 14, 2011.
  • 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.