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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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11,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

$420K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

1,012 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 Kentucky
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

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

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$425K

2014

$380K

2015

$420K

2016

Number of Claims

12,063

2014

11,590

2015

11,340

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 1,226

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

281

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 839

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 816

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

190

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 723

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
CLOPIDOGREL 660

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 534

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
AMIODARONE HCL 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
SIMVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

16 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
SOTALOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

18 23
ELIQUIS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
KLOR-CON M20 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 46
NITROSTAT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

22 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 15
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 42
BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 40
EFFIENT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

27 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 27
DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 52
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 104
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

32 35
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 March 8, 2018.
  • 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.