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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 46

$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 46

865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,995 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Kentucky
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 803 643 1 9
CARVEDILOL 687 562 2 2
LISINOPRIL 618 478 3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 577 482 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 553 458 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 492 422 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482 421 7 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 399 320 8 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 391 336 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344 269 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 301 11 7
CRESTOR 337 214 12 15
CLOPIDOGREL 288 250 13 3
ATENOLOL 280 211 14 17
DIGOXIN 268 245 15 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 262 241 16 21
NITROSTAT 231 172 17 20
PLAVIX 228 196 18 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 212 185 19 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 185 20 18
NIASPAN 197 154 21 27
RAMIPRIL 189 171 22 23
FENOFIBRATE 154 116 23 40
DILTIAZEM ER 153 125 24 69
BYSTOLIC 152 115 25 30
ZETIA 143 97 26 25
DILTIAZEM HCL 140 115 27 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 138 122 28 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 81 29 35
DIOVAN 128 115 30 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 122 31 38
AMIODARONE HCL 123 114 32 26
RANEXA 122 90 33 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 100 34 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 83 35 16
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 91 68 36 47
LOVAZA 79 52 37 55
MIDODRINE HCL 74 46 38 80
DIPYRIDAMOLE 72 50 R 39 103
CLONIDINE HCL 71 68 40 50
KLOR-CON M20 71 58 40 31
DIOVAN HCT 68 65 42 65
TRICOR 62 31 43 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 52 44 57
SOTALOL 59 44 44 29
LIPITOR 56 49 46 49
CILOSTAZOL 56 40 46 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 44 48 70
VYTORIN 52 49 49 59
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 Oct. 15, 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.