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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 218 out of 1211

$321K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 1211

527 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,379 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Florida
SIMVASTATIN 223 197 1 1
CARVEDILOL 221 173 2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 200 3 5
LISINOPRIL 215 175 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214 192 5 2
DIGOXIN 196 146 6 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192 180 7 4
ATENOLOL 184 169 8 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 156 9 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 164 10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 109 11 17
FUROSEMIDE 119 87 12 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 100 12 24
RAMIPRIL 100 96 14 25
PLAVIX 99 92 15 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 69 16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 86 77 17 10
VERAPAMIL ER 75 59 18 77
ZETIA 73 58 19 31
PROPAFENONE HCL 73 53 19 95
OMEPRAZOLE 67 61 21 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 41 22 29
AMIODARONE HCL 63 43 22 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 35 24 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56 52 25 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 45 26 18
SOTALOL 54 34 26 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 45 28 9
LOVASTATIN 51 51 29 37
BYSTOLIC 50 50 30 36
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 Jan. 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.