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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

9% of this provider’s 758 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

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$81 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

$615K

2014

$611K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

8,802

2014

8,783

2015

8,353

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 466

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
FUROSEMIDE 459

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

12 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 18
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

16 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
ELIQUIS 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
NITROSTAT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

19 24
OMEPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
TIKOSYN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 44
NIACIN ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

22 61
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
RANEXA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 86
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 46
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 15
SOTALOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 17
DOFETILIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 68
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 31
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 64
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 Aug. 27, 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.