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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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4,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

$262K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

446 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 409 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

0% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 446 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$212K

2014

$229K

2015

$262K

2016

Number of Claims

4,083

2014

4,306

2015

4,341

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
FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

1 6
CLOPIDOGREL 253

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

4 20
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

5 3
BENAZEPRIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

6 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

8 18
SOTALOL 155

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

9 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 10
NITROSTAT 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

112

patients, 25% of all patients

14 27
SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

17 8
LISINOPRIL 110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 9
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 51
MULTAQ 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 24 62
NITROGLYCERIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

25 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 26 14
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.