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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 34

$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 34

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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 Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,851 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 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 Arkansas
CARVEDILOL 877 705 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 550 469 2 7
CRESTOR 427 359 3 15
CLOPIDOGREL 382 297 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369 336 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 363 284 6 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 311 278 7 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 293 8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304 295 8 21
PLAVIX 294 253 10 11
TIKOSYN 289 255 11 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262 211 12 12
AMIODARONE HCL 236 216 13 18
DIGOXIN 231 219 14 14
PROPAFENONE HCL 231 212 14 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 164 16 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 190 134 17 51
FUROSEMIDE 184 152 18 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 181 154 19 19
SOTALOL 177 159 20 22
BYSTOLIC 167 124 21 24
ZETIA 165 159 22 30
QUINAPRIL HCL 159 141 23 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 136 131 24 43
LISINOPRIL 133 100 25 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 127 26 17
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 123 114 27 42
NIASPAN 110 96 28 33
FENOFIBRATE 109 107 29 32
BUMETANIDE 97 81 30 61
MULTAQ 96 95 31 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 72 32 20
PACERONE 93 90 33 47
INDAPAMIDE 86 81 34 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 68 35 31
OMEPRAZOLE 77 65 36 25
NITROSTAT 75 67 37 23
DILTIAZEM ER 70 62 38 35
DIOVAN 65 65 39 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64 45 40 8
PRADAXA 57 54 41 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56 54 42 38
ATENOLOL 55 55 43 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 47 44 77
BENICAR 50 41 45 70
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 April 27, 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.