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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1442

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1442

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,065 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 31%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 New York
CARVEDILOL 868 820 1 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 814 770 2 17
CRESTOR 642 593 3 10
BYSTOLIC 469 435 4 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414 409 5 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 392 375 6 48
LOVAZA 370 334 7 37
RANEXA 344 326 8 29
SIMVASTATIN 326 319 9 2
PLAVIX 303 293 10 14
PRADAXA 294 293 11 27
DIOVAN 283 266 12 19
MICARDIS HCT 264 248 10 13 142
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 213 14 1
SOTALOL 188 188 15 78
RAMIPRIL 176 174 16 18
FUROSEMIDE 171 158 17 5
CLOPIDOGREL 148 144 18 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 139 19 20
COREG CR 132 123 20 96
MICARDIS 129 125 21 126
BENICAR HCT 126 126 22 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 108 23 4
NEXIUM 106 91 24 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101 94 25 6
BENICAR 97 97 26 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 84 27 13
MULTAQ 80 80 28 89
TRAZODONE HCL 80 78 28 128
CILOSTAZOL 77 77 30 90
DIOVAN HCT 74 74 31 35
OMEPRAZOLE 74 73 31 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 72 33 30
NITROSTAT 67 61 34 44
VERAPAMIL ER 64 58 35 77
DIGOXIN 61 61 36 15
RANITIDINE HCL 60 60 37 64
SYNTHROID 55 55 38 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 49 39 9
EFFIENT 54 27 39 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 41 23
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 July 9, 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.