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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 201

$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 201

1,006 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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 8,443 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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
SIMVASTATIN 972 853 1 3
ATENOLOL 667 572 2 14
CLOPIDOGREL 615 574 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496 449 4 4
LISINOPRIL 463 405 5 5
PLAVIX 411 384 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 388 352 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309 296 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300 276 9 17
AMIODARONE HCL 294 278 10 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 285 241 11 22
PROPAFENONE HCL 250 221 12 71
CARVEDILOL 241 213 13 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 239 214 14 11
DIGOXIN 237 213 15 16
SOTALOL 208 208 16 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 166 17 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 176 18 7
CRESTOR 187 161 19 12
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 174 172 20 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 123 21 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 116 22 15
NITROSTAT 115 87 23 21
JANTOVEN 111 109 24 45
CLONIDINE HCL 93 81 25 32
FENOFIBRATE 87 87 26 40
EFFIENT 84 83 27 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 56 28 13
PACERONE 68 59 29 111
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68 62 29 19
PRADAXA 67 66 31 23
ZETIA 55 42 32 25
LABETALOL HCL 50 50 33 62
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 Oct. 26, 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.