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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 13

$754K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 13

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 Rhode Island
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $39 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 Rhode Island
FUROSEMIDE 1,016 982 122 1 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,015 920 52 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 771 742 103 3 6
LISINOPRIL 716 701 107 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 604 565 102 5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527 503 76 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 524 503 85 7 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374 350 62 8 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 314 54 9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316 289 48 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 286 272 49 11 27
TRAZODONE HCL 269 257 42 12 28
OMEPRAZOLE 246 241* 39 13 24
CLOPIDOGREL 232 216 35 14 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 216 211* 30 15 31
LOVASTATIN 210 205* 33 16 32
GABAPENTIN 209 192 39 17 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 207 207 33 18 34
ATENOLOL 204 199* 36 19 9
NAMENDA 203 203 18 20 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 184 35 21 36
SERTRALINE HCL 190 177 27 22 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 176* 39 S3 23 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 173* 39 24 26
DIOVAN 176 176 25 25 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 162* 29 26 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 157* 25 27 13
ALPRAZOLAM 162 162 36 B 27 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 155* 25 29 43
MIRTAZAPINE 157 152* 32 30 44
DIGOX 148 148 23 31 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 138* 21 32 10
BYSTOLIC 142 142 18 33 19
LORAZEPAM 135 119 29 B 34 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 130 21 35 14
KLOR-CON M10 126 121* 22 36 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124 119* 20 37 51
GLIPIZIDE 122 117* 17 38 52
CARVEDILOL 122 111 21 38 12
ALLOPURINOL 119 119 21 40 55
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 119 105 21 40 20
JANUVIA 109 104* 13 42 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 102* 20 43 58
KLOR-CON 10 102 102 18 44 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 <11 <11 44 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 81 14 46 60
CLONAZEPAM 90 68 12 B 47 61
KLOR-CON M20 89 89 15 48 62
FINASTERIDE 89 78 15 48 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 <11 <11 50 23
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 86 81* 12 R 51 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 78* 15 52 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 <11 <11 52 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 53 14 S2 54 67
CYMBALTA 80 <11 <11 55 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 12 56 69
TRAMADOL HCL 79 74* 23 56 69
AZITHROMYCIN 76 71* 60 58 71
LANTUS 75 <11 <11 59 72
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 <11 <11 60 73
PREDNISONE 70 65* 22 61 74
VERAPAMIL ER 70 65* 11 61 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 65* 11 61 74
EXELON 70 70 11 61 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 64* 17 65 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 <11 <11 66 78
RANITIDINE HCL 68 44 13 66 37
GLYBURIDE 66 66 14 R 68 80
FENOFIBRATE* 65 65 12 69 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 59* 26 70 82
MECLIZINE HCL 63 63 17 71 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 55* 39 72 84
SYNTHROID 60 <11 <11 72 84
BUMETANIDE 60 39 12 72 84
CRESTOR 59 42 13 75 16
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 <11 <11 76 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 <11 <11 77 90
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 12 77 90
NADOLOL 54 <11 <11 79 92
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 <11 <11 80 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 <11 <11 A 81 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 47* 20 81 95
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 47* 18 81 95
SPIRIVA 52 47* 13 81 95
COLCRYS 52 <11 <11 81 95
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. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.