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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 22

$312K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 22

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
5% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,725 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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 Kansas
SIMVASTATIN 618 578 1 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 473 443 2 14
CARVEDILOL 467 420 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 430 411 4 3
LISINOPRIL 421 404 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 377 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 331 7 5
DIGOXIN 338 322 8 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264 259 9 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 259 244 10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 236 11 15
INDAPAMIDE 232 226 12 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226 225 13 10
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 218 217 14 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 211 15 19
FUROSEMIDE 208 186 16 7
CLOPIDOGREL 185 181 17 6
ATENOLOL 173 164 18 20
PLAVIX 147 144 19 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 82 20 40
DIOVAN 96 92 21 31
CRESTOR 96 96 21 13
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 89 89 23 44
NITROSTAT 83 78 24 26
CLONIDINE HCL 77 66 25 47
FENOFIBRATE 75 75 26 48
TRAMADOL HCL 73 73 27 49
NIFEDIAC CC 69 68 28 52
NIASPAN 65 58 29 55
PRADAXA 62 54 30 33
LANOXIN 59 59 31 58
PINDOLOL 59 56 31 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 57 33 35
SOTALOL 57 57 33 61
VERAPAMIL ER 53 53 35 63
VERAPAMIL HCL 50 50 36 66
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 36 22
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 July 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.