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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 201

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 201

1,347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

1% of this provider’s 23,242 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $66 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,346 1,240 10 1 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,154 1,096 2 7
PLAVIX 1,071 980 3 8
CARVEDILOL 1,050 934 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,039 978 5 6
CRESTOR 1,001 929 6 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 838 753 7 13
LISINOPRIL 752 685 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 676 652 9 3
BUMETANIDE 628 553 10 10 41
NITROSTAT 587 521 10 11 21
ATENOLOL 480 459 12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 448 419 13 54
DIOVAN 444 406 14 20
CLONIDINE HCL 441 408 15 32
VERAPAMIL ER 432 415 10 16 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 430 403 17 15
FUROSEMIDE 391 372 18 9
RANITIDINE HCL 367 326 19 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329 323 20 30
DIGOXIN 320 270 21 16
CILOSTAZOL 310 290 22 39
LOVAZA 292 259 23 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291 255 24 10
DIOVAN HCT 289 289 25 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 275 26 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 285 278 27 11
AMIODARONE HCL 281 249 28 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 210 29 4
RANEXA 250 218 29 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242 229 31 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 222 208 32 22
SOTALOL 200 188 33 28
METOLAZONE 195 180 34 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 171 162 35 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 164 36 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 152 37 33
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 158 138 38 53
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 148 147 39 106
OMEPRAZOLE 140 135 40 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 136 135 41 42
NEXIUM 125 123 42 58
TEKTURNA 120 113 43 94
PRADAXA 118 113 44 23
NAPROXEN 117 103 45 99
LIPITOR 108 93 46 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 100 46 38
LOVASTATIN 108 108 46 65
FOLIC ACID 104 104 49 85
TRAMADOL HCL 103 97 50 102
GABAPENTIN 102 88 51 78
ZETIA 102 102 51 25
PROPAFENONE HCL 101 101 53 71
PROAIR HFA 100 100 54 102
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 91 55 118
BENICAR 95 83 56 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 87 57 61
MECLIZINE HCL 91 83 58 121
KLOR-CON 10 87 87 59 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 75 59 59
COUMADIN 83 44 61 93
TRICOR 82 71 62 64
BYSTOLIC 80 75 63 27
EFFIENT 79 69 64 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77 74 65 73
LABETALOL HCL 76 76 66 62
DILTIAZEM ER 74 74 67 83
AZITHROMYCIN 72 66 68 91
AVAPRO 67 58 69 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 55 69 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 55 71 72
RAMIPRIL 62 60 72 24
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 49 73 51
MICARDIS HCT 61 61 73 149
TORSEMIDE 57 50 75 52
SINGULAIR 57 53 75 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 56 77 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 78 81
VERAPAMIL HCL 54 54 78 112
EXFORGE 53 41 80 62
MINOXIDIL 52 52 81 158
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 50 81 158
DIPYRIDAMOLE 51 47 R 83 160
MUPIROCIN 50 49 84 161
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 84 161
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 Oct. 1, 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.