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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 61

$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 61

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,318 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550 483 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 538 478 2 8
LISINOPRIL 461 398 3 2
CARVEDILOL 417 373 4 1
SOTALOL 351 320 5 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343 334 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 335 273 7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 271 8 7
DIGOXIN 271 240 9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 232 10 6
CLOPIDOGREL 206 176 11 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 187 159 12 11
PLAVIX 159 147 13 10
ATENOLOL 152 146 14 18
PRADAXA 150 136 15 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 146 145 16 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 128 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 123 18 16
NITROSTAT 124 104 19 20
ZETIA 116 90 20 23
CRESTOR 105 104 21 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 90 22 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 101 23 53
AMIODARONE HCL 98 98 24 36
FENOFIBRATE 98 72 24 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 91 26 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 94 27 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 77 28 17
KLOR-CON M20 75 70 29 31
LIPITOR 72 69 30 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 64 31 25
KLOR-CON 10 68 67 32 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 46 33 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 34 76
DIOVAN 59 56 34 22
RANEXA 56 30 36 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 47 37 38
TRICOR 54 45 37 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 51 37 52
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54 41 37 50
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 46 41 39
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Nov. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.