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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

950 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 Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 891 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

1% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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 *

22% 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

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$776K

2014

$919K

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

11,880

2014

14,247

2015

15,604

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 1,145

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

244

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,000

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

231

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 940

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

215

patients, 23% of all patients

3 8
CARVEDILOL 852

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

5 7
RAMIPRIL 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

6 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

7 16
CLOPIDOGREL 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

10 6
ZETIA 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

11 41
ELIQUIS 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
TORSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

13 46
BYSTOLIC 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

15 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
XARELTO 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
AMIODARONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
CHLORTHALIDONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
VALSARTAN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

22 49
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
CRESTOR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
TERAZOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
KLOR-CON M20 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
IRBESARTAN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 71
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

32 34
ENTRESTO 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 60
RANEXA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
PRADAXA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

35 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 28
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 47
NITROSTAT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

44 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 48
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 59
SOTALOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 25
DIGOX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 56
TELMISARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 97
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 54
CILOSTAZOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 44
CLONIDINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 87
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 55 69
VYTORIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 56 110
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 31, 2016.
  • 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.