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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 44

$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 44

746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
6% 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 Wisconsin
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,341 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Wisconsin
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 606 553 1 8
CARVEDILOL 552 469 2 2
LISINOPRIL 520 460 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 508 483 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 507 467 5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456 426 6 13
CLOPIDOGREL 453 424 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422 381 8 11
ATENOLOL 395 350 9 14
DIGOXIN 352 321 10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340 322 11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337 330 12 5
PLAVIX 269 261 13 9
FUROSEMIDE 261 248 14 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249 238 15 16
CRESTOR 233 223 16 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 191 17 17
NITROSTAT 121 105 18 22
DILTIAZEM ER 117 104 19 34
EFFIENT 109 98 20 33
GEMFIBROZIL 107 103 21 42
NIASPAN 101 94 22 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 86 23 20
RANEXA 93 81 24 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 89 25 19
DIOVAN 87 83 26 23
LOVAZA 72 56 27 46
AMIODARONE HCL 71 71 28 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 66 29 18
SOTALOL 67 56 30 40
ZETIA 63 47 31 24
LIPITOR 61 53 32 47
TIKOSYN 60 57 33 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 34 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 35 45
PRADAXA 51 47 36 36
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.