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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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11,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

1,778 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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 1,468 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

2% of this provider’s 1,778 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

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

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$935K

2014

$944K

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

11,986

2014

11,809

2015

11,863

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 1,254

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

361

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
CLOPIDOGREL 1,122

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

311

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 987

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

278

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 633

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

187

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
CARVEDILOL 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
XARELTO 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

6 18
FUROSEMIDE 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

157

patients, 9% of all patients

7 6
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

8 13
LISINOPRIL 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14
AMIODARONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

11 17
ELIQUIS 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

12 11
BUMETANIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

13 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

14 12
CHLORTHALIDONE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

15 39
BRILINTA 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

16 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

17 9
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

18 20
PRADAXA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

19 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

23 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

24 8
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

24 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

26 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

27 10
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 77
RANEXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

29 22
NITROSTAT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

30 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

31 15
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

32 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

34 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

35 30
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

36 53
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

36 38
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

38 49
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

38 29
EFFIENT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

40 23
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

41 40
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 42 54
EDARBYCLOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 112
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 17, 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.