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Prescriber Checkup

SUHAIL ALLAQABAND MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,290Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 44

$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 44

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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 Wisconsin
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,368 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 Wisconsin
FUROSEMIDE 506 443 1 6
CARVEDILOL 460 380 2 2
CLOPIDOGREL 411 385 3 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 344 276 4 17
SIMVASTATIN 309 296 5 4
LISINOPRIL 308 221 6 1
PLAVIX 297 277 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 222 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226 210 9 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 178 10 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 168 11 10
BYSTOLIC 177 139 12 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 140 13 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 162 112 14 20
DIGOXIN 143 97 15 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 107 16 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 104 17 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 107 17 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 103 19 16
CRESTOR 114 94 20 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 96 21 13
CILOSTAZOL 85 85 22 35
AMIODARONE HCL 83 72 23 21
RANEXA 81 60 24 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 48 25 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60 56 25 19
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 Aug. 31, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.