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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 133

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 133

1,126 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,215 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 Kansas
LISINOPRIL 736 652 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618 586 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 607 547 3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 564 545 4 7
CARVEDILOL 523 450 5 1
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 501 459 10 6 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470 454 7 5
CLOPIDOGREL 453 398 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 445 415 9 6
DIGOXIN 432 407 10 13
DILTIAZEM ER 414 396 10 11 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 408 355 12 11
PLAVIX 363 333 13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 362 338 14 14
VERAPAMIL ER 353 325 15 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 327 319 10 16 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 308 17 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282 267 18 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 227 19 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 182 20 10
NITROSTAT 197 182 21 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 182 22 20
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 195 193 23 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194 184 24 33
ATENOLOL 168 138 25 16
CRESTOR 160 155 26 19
OMEPRAZOLE 141 137 27 41
NIASPAN 128 114 28 27
KLOR-CON M20 112 111 29 28
CARTIA XT 110 110 30 63
BYSTOLIC 106 103 31 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 32 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104 104 32 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 93 34 45
MICARDIS 100 100 35 82
AMIODARONE HCL 99 97 36 23
LIPITOR 95 95 37 49
SOTALOL 93 93 38 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 83 39 21
LANOXIN 85 85 40 76
BUMETANIDE 82 70 41 31
FAMOTIDINE 76 64 42 58
DIOVAN 74 74 43 44
RAMIPRIL 74 62 43 35
COUMADIN 72 63 45 64
NIFEDICAL XL 69 69 46 90
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 62 47 95
MICARDIS HCT 57 57 48 99
EFFIENT 54 53 49 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 50 50 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. 19, 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.