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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 190

$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 190

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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 Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,350 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 28%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 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 Texas
LISINOPRIL 786 757 1 1
BYSTOLIC 721 686 2 24
FUROSEMIDE 537 497 3 7
CARVEDILOL 512 497 4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 458 414 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 394 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 370 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 340 8 15
DIGOXIN 353 341 9 17
CLOPIDOGREL 284 260 10 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 275 228 11 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 270 11 18
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 221 210 13 45
SIMVASTATIN 216 187 14 5
PLAVIX 209 187 15 10
ATENOLOL 197 178 16 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185 183 17 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 138 18 11
NITROSTAT 142 135 19 28
TORSEMIDE 115 99 20 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 89 21 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 83 22 16
CRESTOR 88 88 23 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 76 24 9
PRADAXA 83 74 25 21
CLONIDINE HCL 79 71 26 34
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 27 95
AMIODARONE HCL 60 60 27 25
RAMIPRIL 60 60 27 23
VYTORIN 59 50 30 58
DIOVAN 54 54 31 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 32 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 44 33 37
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 Sept. 17, 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.