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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 74 providers in this state and specialty

$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 741 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

0% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $68 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$361K

2014

$486K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

8,229

2014

9,287

2015

10,105

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 1,336

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,170

prescriptions.

230

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 819

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 756

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

4 9
LISINOPRIL 647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
ATENOLOL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

9 22
ELIQUIS 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 3
SPIRONOLACTONE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

14 29
SIMVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

18 15
AMIODARONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
NITROSTAT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

21 24
PRADAXA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 43
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

25 27
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 58
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 16
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 32
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 35
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 48
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

35 53
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 Sept. 7, 2017.
  • 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.