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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 35

$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 35

1,221 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%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 Oklahoma
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,143 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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 Oklahoma
LISINOPRIL 1,161 1,082 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 744 704 2 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 639 589 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639 598 3 4
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 626 590 10 5 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 497 447 6 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 429 399 7 12
AMIODARONE HCL 418 411 8 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383 368 9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 382 357 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380 359 11 17
CLOPIDOGREL 379 366 12 5
CILOSTAZOL 311 299 13 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 289 14 18
PLAVIX 264 254 15 11
DIGOXIN 259 254 16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 232 17 16
CARVEDILOL 208 194 18 2
EFFIENT 191 169 19 26
ATENOLOL 186 179 20 22
DIOVAN 182 156 21 21
FUROSEMIDE 176 161 22 9
ZETIA 169 166 23 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 159 24 8
PROPAFENONE HCL 152 146 25 62
TRICOR 147 146 26 49
SOTALOL 138 129 27 45
TORSEMIDE 135 128 28 28
CRESTOR 129 113 29 15
LOVASTATIN 123 118 30 53
NIASPAN 101 79 31 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 87 32 41
NITROSTAT 90 83 33 32
SUCRALFATE 80 69 34 88
PINDOLOL 77 71 35 90
VYTORIN 77 76 35 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 72 37 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 71 38 42
OMEPRAZOLE 73 65 38 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 63 40 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 60 41 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 70 41 27
LIPITOR 68 66 43 31
FENOFIBRATE 68 63 43 44
PACERONE 65 64 45 59
RAMIPRIL 64 64 46 38
FAMOTIDINE 61 44 47 51
DILTIAZEM ER 56 53 48 40
BENICAR 55 55 49 61
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54 30 50 79
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 50 51 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 39 52 30
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. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.