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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 201

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 201

469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,080 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Florida
BYSTOLIC 1,015 967 10 1 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611 493 2 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 419 358 3 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375 304 4 17
LOVAZA 348 287 5 35
BUMETANIDE 347 319 6 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 288 7 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250 218 8 50
EXFORGE 232 192 9 62
CARVEDILOL 231 165 10 1
DIGOXIN 216 170 11 16
CLOPIDOGREL 214 198 12 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 206 156 13 44
DIOVAN 203 178 14 20
RANEXA 157 124 15 31
PLAVIX 152 144 16 8
ALLOPURINOL 152 139 16 69
CRESTOR 151 120 18 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 149 131 19 42
RAMIPRIL 137 112 20 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 110 21 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 91 22 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 112 23 55
METFORMIN HCL 115 86 23 48
LIPITOR 113 102 25 37
OMEPRAZOLE 108 106 26 29
SIMVASTATIN 107 102 27 3
SYNTHROID 90 85 28 75
SINGULAIR 89 82 29 76
COREG CR 88 71 30 95
LISINOPRIL 88 47 30 5
EPLERENONE 84 83 32 123
VITAMIN D2 80 80 33 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 54 33 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 73 35 15
LYRICA 77 76 35 130
FUROSEMIDE 73 43 37 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 66 38 18
EXFORGE HCT 69 66 39 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 57 40 138
AMIODARONE HCL 67 57 40 26
CILOSTAZOL 65 65 42 39
DIOVAN HCT 64 64 43 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 59 44 145
NEXIUM 61 57 45 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56 54 46 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 38 46 30
LIVALO 55 55 48 155
COUMADIN 54 46 49 93
XARELTO 53 49 50 66
ZETIA 52 34 51 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 45 52 161
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.