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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 201

$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 201

1,121 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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 8,141 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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
CARVEDILOL 998 842 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 615 540 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 455 3 6
LISINOPRIL 434 390 4 5
CRESTOR 386 355 5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327 281 6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 245 7 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 259 8 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 247 224 9 13
CLOPIDOGREL 236 195 10 2
SOTALOL 226 216 11 28
FUROSEMIDE 221 184 12 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220 197 13 17
PLAVIX 165 139 14 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 99 15 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 144 16 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 128 17 19
LIPITOR 147 118 18 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146 132 19 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 131 20 30
TORSEMIDE 118 110 21 52
PRADAXA 107 103 22 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 87 23 56
DIGOXIN 75 64 24 16
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 69 25 73
OMEPRAZOLE 71 66 26 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 64 27 7
AMIODARONE HCL 69 60 28 26
ATENOLOL 69 58 28 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 53 30 18
DIOVAN 63 57 31 20
NIASPAN 62 58 32 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61 61 33 42
BUMETANIDE 59 56 34 41
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 58 57 35 89
CLONIDINE HCL 57 50 36 32
JANTOVEN 57 57 36 45
METFORMIN HCL 55 37 38 48
ZETIA 52 43 39 25
DILTIAZEM ER 52 26 39 83
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 March 27, 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.