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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 323

$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 323

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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 Indiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,370 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 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 Indiana
CARVEDILOL 1,321 1,194 1 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 715 640 2 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 408 377 3 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343 316 4 13
AMIODARONE HCL 307 282 5 22
LISINOPRIL 281 246 6 2
CRESTOR 277 254 7 14
FUROSEMIDE 276 252 8 6
ATENOLOL 245 240 9 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 244 193 10 5
PRADAXA 227 195 11 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 216 12 17
SIMVASTATIN 220 204 13 4
CLOPIDOGREL 202 182 14 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183 171 15 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 155 16 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 145 16 10
PLAVIX 161 148 18 12
BUMETANIDE 120 106 19 74
NITROSTAT 119 103 20 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 97 21 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 87 22 11
DIOVAN 86 78 23 27
PACERONE 82 76 24 88
COUMADIN 72 72 25 35
OMEPRAZOLE 59 29 26 31
RANEXA 55 54 27 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 38 28 33
DIOVAN HCT 54 53 28 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 49 30 18
TORSEMIDE 50 28 31 47
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 Sept. 23, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.