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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 210

$184K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 210

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,283 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 California
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 576 1 4
CARVEDILOL 572 500 2 1
LISINOPRIL 388 333 3 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 380 362 4 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334 325 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 320 291 6 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295 289 7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268 253 8 6
INDAPAMIDE 223 223 9 106
CHLORTHALIDONE 211 205 10 68
RAMIPRIL 187 160 11 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 149 12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 141 13 9
DIOVAN 146 139 14 17
SIMVASTATIN 131 119 15 2
CLOPIDOGREL 115 95 16 10
DIGOXIN 105 85 17 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 103 18 15
OMEPRAZOLE 96 92 19 31
PLAVIX 84 77 20 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 67 21 30
SOTALOL 68 68 22 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 55 23 24
AMIODARONE HCL 65 62 24 19
LIPITOR 58 57 25 29
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 57 45 26 117
CILOSTAZOL 54 53 27 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51 48 28 13
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 Feb. 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.