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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 46

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 46

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,611 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 Kentucky
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506 431 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 501 445 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 477 407 3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469 397 4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 439 413 5 11
TERAZOSIN HCL 349 280 6 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 329 7 16
LISINOPRIL 320 250 8 1
OMEPRAZOLE 293 251 9 28
NEXIUM 293 246 9 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 234 11 18
CLOPIDOGREL 286 229 12 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282 257 13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266 226 14 5
RAMIPRIL 264 234 15 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253 209 16 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245 202 17 14
PLAVIX 208 175 18 10
DIGOXIN 188 182 19 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 145 20 19
CRESTOR 187 164 20 15
GABAPENTIN 173 129 22 56
CARVEDILOL 172 136 23 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158 147 24 38
ATENOLOL 129 98 25 17
SINGULAIR 128 111 26 81
METFORMIN HCL 123 109 27 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 97 S3 28 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 96 29 42
TRAZODONE HCL 120 107 30 83
LANSOPRAZOLE 117 100 31 85
ALLOPURINOL 111 106 32 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 104 33 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 65 S2 33 87
DIOVAN 101 101 35 33
SUCRALFATE 101 93 35 90
PAROXETINE HCL 97 91 37 91
AMIODARONE HCL 89 76 38 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 89 38 9
ZETIA 87 65 40 25
JANUVIA 87 76 40 94
CELEBREX 86 84 42 95
SPIRIVA 85 62 43 96
RANITIDINE HCL 83 81 44 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 63 45 97
MELOXICAM 80 75 45 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 67 47 99
PRADAXA 78 77 48 32
TRICOR 74 47 49 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 67 50 102
CLONIDINE HCL 71 71 51 50
KLOR-CON M20 70 67 52 31
TRAMADOL HCL 70 59 52 106
NIASPAN 68 65 54 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 61 55 21
BYSTOLIC 65 58 55 30
VERAPAMIL ER 64 64 57 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 60 58 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 57 59 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 28 59 36
GEMFIBROZIL 55 47 61 115
PROAIR HFA 55 43 61 115
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 36 63 117
KLOR-CON 8 53 53 64 58
LIPITOR 52 48 65 49
SOTALOL 52 52 65 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 67 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 47 67 120
LANTUS 50 46 69 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 35 69 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 44 69 68
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 Feb. 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.