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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 28

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 28

574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Nebraska
SIMVASTATIN 530 462 1 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 512 440 2 14
CRESTOR 496 424 3 17
CARVEDILOL 447 384 4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435 393 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 426 389 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411 373 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341 301 8 2
RAMIPRIL 310 276 9 23
OMEPRAZOLE 262 205 10 30
AMIODARONE HCL 236 210 11 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 191 12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 189 13 12
MULTAQ 186 167 14 25
LISINOPRIL 180 168 15 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 160 16 10
ATENOLOL 167 149 17 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 166 137 18 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165 148 19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 164 150 20 9
ZETIA 154 154 21 36
FAMOTIDINE 152 148 22 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 125 23 16
PLAVIX 118 101 24 15
EFFIENT 116 89 25 33
DIGOXIN 107 91 26 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 27 26
NITROSTAT 99 85 28 32
EPLERENONE 95 91 29 60
NIASPAN 94 73 30 37
TIKOSYN 93 88 31 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 76 32 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 69 33 49
PRADAXA 80 80 34 22
RANEXA 73 65 35 34
BYSTOLIC 72 66 36 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 69 37 48
PROPAFENONE HCL 53 49 38 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 44 39 11
DIOVAN 51 51 40 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51 43 40 27
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 50 35 42 29
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 Jan. 6, 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.