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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 44

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 44

911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%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

1% of this provider’s 9,828 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
CLOPIDOGREL 939 812 1 3
CARVEDILOL 804 669 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 758 610 3 6
LISINOPRIL 754 645 4 1
PLAVIX 676 578 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 648 559 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 625 530 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 535 454 8 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367 315 9 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 337 278 10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 330 267 11 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310 264 12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 177 13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208 181 14 8
DIOVAN 188 150 15 23
DIGOXIN 186 172 16 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 184 148 17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 141 18 25
EFFIENT 158 143 19 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 149 85 20 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 110 21 16
CRESTOR 109 74 22 15
ATENOLOL 102 102 23 14
FENOFIBRATE 94 75 24 44
GUANFACINE HCL 92 84 R 25 56
OMEPRAZOLE 85 75 26 48
ZETIA 84 43 27 24
AZOR 79 74 28 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 56 29 18
KLOR-CON 10 71 67 30 59
PRADAXA 71 71 30 36
NIASPAN 71 46 30 32
BYSTOLIC 71 63 30 30
NITROSTAT 70 52 34 22
TRICOR 69 35 35 49
LOVAZA 68 61 36 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 58 37 45
METOLAZONE 58 42 38 52
RANITIDINE HCL 55 55 39 66
CILOSTAZOL 50 44 40 35
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.