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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

$406K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

4% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 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

$356K

2014

$389K

2015

$406K

2016

Number of Claims

7,954

2014

9,433

2015

8,645

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 906

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

217

patients, 26% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 684

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 648

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 631

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

7 1
CLONIDINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

8 35
ELIQUIS 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

10 7
CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

11 3
RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

12 54
ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

14 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

15 8
AMIODARONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
RANEXA 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 28
NITROSTAT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

19 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

21 14
DILTIAZEM HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

22 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

22 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 18
RAMIPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 25 31
OMEPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 38
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 94
BUMETANIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

30 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 27
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 April 18, 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.