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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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11,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

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

27% 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

0% of this provider’s 672 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$611K

2014

$693K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

12,474

2014

11,677

2015

11,035

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 947

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 916

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 683

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
CARVEDILOL 678

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
CLOPIDOGREL 590

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
DILTIAZEM HCL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
CLONIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 35
XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 15
ELIQUIS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 12
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 22
ZETIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

21 32
NITROSTAT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

22 24
CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
BYSTOLIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 41
AMIODARONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

26 37
RANEXA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 67
MIDODRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 96
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 35 72
CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 35 50
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 45
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 16
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 10, 2015.
  • 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.