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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 208

$257K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 208

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
9% 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 4,766 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 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 SUCCINATE 571 527 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 392 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 268 3 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 258 255 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 241 203 5 6
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 228 215 6 95
LISINOPRIL 211 196 7 1
CARVEDILOL 211 195 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182 170 9 5
AMIODARONE HCL 178 167 10 20
CLOPIDOGREL 175 140 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 143 12 11
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 111 100 13 26
KLOR-CON M20 108 91 14 33
PLAVIX 99 83 15 12
PROPAFENONE HCL 98 95 16 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 95 17 17
RAMIPRIL 89 88 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 69 19 18
SIMVASTATIN 78 66 20 9
SOTALOL 69 62 21 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 62 22 19
PRADAXA 66 66 23 27
MULTAQ 61 61 24 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 53 24 38
TOPROL XL 60 60 26 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 55 27 35
ATENOLOL 53 45 28 16
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. 25, 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.