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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 61

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 61

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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 Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,931 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$91 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 Georgia
PRADAXA 375 347 1 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 338 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245 235 3 5
CARVEDILOL 213 203 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 186 5 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 169 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 181 7 4
LISINOPRIL 182 153 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 181 144 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 171 155 10 9
ATENOLOL 167 154 11 18
ZETIA 154 130 12 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 111 13 11
XARELTO 86 83 14 86
LIPITOR 78 78 15 27
DIGOXIN 78 66 15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 63 17 21
RAMIPRIL 71 71 18 30
BYSTOLIC 71 61 18 35
CRESTOR 68 68 20 14
PLAVIX 64 64 21 10
DIOVAN 63 63 22 22
NIASPAN 61 56 23 26
CLOPIDOGREL 61 58 23 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 61 23 17
AMIODARONE HCL 60 54 26 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 60 26 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 57 28 13
CLONIDINE HCL 58 57 29 42
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 30 39
LOVAZA 50 50 31 41
COUMADIN 50 50 31 54
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 May 3, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.