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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

$933K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 110 providers in this state and specialty

1,415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

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

1% of this provider’s 1,415 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 1,415 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$894K

2014

$918K

2015

$933K

2016

Number of Claims

18,945

2014

19,355

2015

18,577

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 1,425

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

307

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 1,212

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

263

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,193

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

288

patients, 20% of all patients

3 6
CARVEDILOL 1,041

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

237

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 950

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

218

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LISINOPRIL 890

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

219

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

171

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
ATENOLOL 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
CLONIDINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
EFFIENT 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

15 12
SOTALOL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
CRESTOR 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

17 21
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

18 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

18 16
FENOFIBRATE* 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

20 54
AMIODARONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

22 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

23 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

24 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

25 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

27 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

28 48
ZETIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

29 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

30 14
RANEXA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

31 22
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

32 47
DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

33 40
FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 55
BYSTOLIC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

35 29
PRADAXA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

36 37
RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

37 26
ELIQUIS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

37 11
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 65
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

40 49
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 53
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

43 18
NITROSTAT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

43 27
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

43 59
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

47 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 50
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

49 75
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

50 52
IRBESARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

52 45
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

53 69
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 61
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 June 25, 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.