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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 246

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 246

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 Florida
BYSTOLIC 1,064 988 229 10 1 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 608 496 152 2 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 528 442 155 3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445 423 103 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391 312 95 5 15
BUMETANIDE 368 337 96 6 36
CLOPIDOGREL 330 286 79 7 1
LOVAZA 312 276 64 8 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302 263 73 9 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249 234 58 10 44
EXFORGE 227 198 45 11 73
CARVEDILOL 224 161 57 12 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220 193 65 13 74
ALLOPURINOL 219 200 51 14 58
DIGOX 205 177 49 15 18
RANEXA 200 153 54 16 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190 144 42 17 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 127 38 18 7
METFORMIN HCL 154 127 35 19 54
OMEPRAZOLE 148 143* 47 20 34
DIOVAN 141 126 39 21 22
CRESTOR 141 124 37 21 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 118 34 23 11
CILOSTAZOL 129 118 32 24 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 116 26 25 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 90 30 26 10
SYNTHROID 101 96* 26 27 83
XARELTO 99 87 21 28 21
AMIODARONE HCL 92 87* 21 29 30
EXFORGE HCT 85 80* 20 30 131
EPLERENONE 85 85 23 30 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 70 18 32 12
VITAMIN D2 78 78 26 33 134
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74 61 15 34 3
LISINOPRIL 68 63* 23 35 4
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 62* 14 36 28
LYRICA 64 64 18 37 149
JANUVIA 62 47 14 38 118
RAMIPRIL 62 51 21 38 25
COUMADIN 61 61 14 40 87
COREG CR 61 61 14 40 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 60 20 42 75
ZETIA 60 55* 21 42 24
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 58 19 44 157
FUROSEMIDE 57 39 15 45 9
NEXIUM 56 51* 17 46 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 49* 11 R 47 158
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 49* 22 47 16
SIMVASTATIN 53 53 16 49 8
LORAZEPAM 51 46* 21 B 50 89
LIVALO 51 51 19 50 164
ALPRAZOLAM 51 <11 <11 B 50 41
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.