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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 69

$329K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 69

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
SIMVASTATIN 501 428 92 1 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491 448 115 2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 453 386 87 3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377 337 77 4 5
LISINOPRIL 373 329 91 5 3
SOTALOL 367 343 67 6 30
CARVEDILOL 359 316 69 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 317* 68 8 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 241 49 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 259 215 58 10 8
DIGOX 243 238* 41 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 177 43 12 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 182 177* 31 13 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 153 34 14 15
NITROSTAT 167 142 84 14 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 149 28 16 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 134* 27 17 13
ATENOLOL 139 139 28 17 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 126* 28 19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 115 30 20 12
PRADAXA 124 124 15 21 23
AMIODARONE HCL 117 117 28 22 29
ZETIA 114 87 19 23 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 101 17 24 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 95 17 25 59
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 91 74 16 26 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 79* 14 27 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 49 15 28 25
DIGOXIN 67 62* 20 29 41
CRESTOR 67 52 15 29 14
FENOFIBRATE* 64 <11 <11 31 42
DIOVAN 63 <11 <11 32 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 <11 <11 33 38
KLOR-CON M20 58 53* 12 34 34
RANEXA 57 29 12 35 26
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Nov. 27, 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.