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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 208

$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 208

1,220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,007 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$37 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 Kentucky
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,547 1,123 1 2
LISINOPRIL 1,067 671 2 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 808 585 3 10
FUROSEMIDE 550 467 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 534 350 5 9
CLOPIDOGREL 514 324 6 8
ATENOLOL 453 318 7 16
NITROSTAT 411 269 8 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383 291 9 4
PLAVIX 364 219 10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330 268 11 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 329 273 12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317 209 13 11
CARVEDILOL 269 135 14 3
CLONIDINE HCL 255 191 15 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 187 16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 155 17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 174 18 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 200 96 19 21
DIGOXIN 182 153 20 14
AMIODARONE HCL 139 105 21 20
CRESTOR 134 89 22 15
LIPITOR 132 76 23 48
RAMIPRIL 129 86 24 25
RANITIDINE HCL 128 77 25 50
OMEPRAZOLE 116 85 26 28
PRADAXA 115 92 27 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 87 28 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94 85 29 38
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 89 31 30 109
DIOVAN 89 66 30 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89 89 30 31
MULTAQ 82 72 33 46
CILOSTAZOL 82 62 33 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 53 35 40
TRICOR 71 48 36 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 45 37 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 47 38 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 44 39 37
KLOR-CON M10 57 47 40 123
XARELTO 55 50 41 53
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 42 33
EFFIENT 50 23 43 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 Aug. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.