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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 73

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 73

893 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%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 Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,569 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 Missouri
CARVEDILOL 777 610 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 737 636 2 8
LISINOPRIL 628 449 3 2
SPIRONOLACTONE 610 450 4 17
SIMVASTATIN 595 487 5 3
CLOPIDOGREL 485 339 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 482 363 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480 378 8 7
FUROSEMIDE 421 324 9 9
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 391 352 10 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 382 329 11 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366 280 12 12
AMIODARONE HCL 356 331 13 19
DIGOXIN 355 300 14 15
PLAVIX 345 280 15 11
CRESTOR 337 285 16 13
SOTALOL 253 242 17 24
PROPAFENONE HCL 241 218 18 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237 165 19 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 232 208 20 22
ZETIA 192 137 21 36
MULTAQ 190 145 22 39
RANEXA 184 141 23 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176 156 24 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 165 158 25 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 150 26 21
PRADAXA 146 146 27 23
BYSTOLIC 145 119 28 26
RAMIPRIL 137 114 29 28
DIOVAN 121 121 30 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 120 91 31 72
EFFIENT 103 85 32 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 75 33 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 78 34 20
VYTORIN 89 73 35 48
LOVASTATIN 82 43 36 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 66 37 14
LIPITOR 76 55 38 40
PACERONE 72 56 39 49
TRICOR 71 40 40 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 55 41 50
COUMADIN 63 63 42 58
DILTIAZEM ER 63 61 42 62
TORSEMIDE 54 47 44 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 43 45 66
NITROSTAT 53 34 45 25
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 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.