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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 194

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 194

628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,358 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $36 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 857 614 1 1
CRESTOR 716 527 2 27
METFORMIN HCL 611 441 3 9
LISINOPRIL 608 491 4 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 589 482 5 12
SYNTHROID 574 447 6 17
ATENOLOL 564 375 7 7
CLOPIDOGREL 542 424 8 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517 345 9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 516 378 10 4
PLAVIX 498 383 11 18
ASPIRIN EC 479 351 12 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376 259 13 2
FUROSEMIDE 374 289 14 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347 238 15 3
FENOFIBRATE 341 202 16 36
DIGOXIN 295 222 17 26
ZETIA 287 209 18 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 206 19 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 161 20 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 218 207 21 47
RAMIPRIL 204 128 22 33
CARVEDILOL 204 134 22 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 166 24 15
OMEPRAZOLE 198 159 25 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 189 149 26 28
NITROSTAT 187 119 27 50
IRBESARTAN 185 156 28 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 97 29 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 175 136 30 19
AVAPRO 151 119 31 41
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 147 104 32 118
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 145 133 33 123
RANITIDINE HCL 128 117 34 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 91 35 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127 116 35 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 74 37 6
ASPIR-LOW 115 86 38 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 90 38 117
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 101 40 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 71 41 37
METOLAZONE 101 95 42 104
TORSEMIDE 100 69 43 110
HUMULIN 70-30 96 82 44 88
CILOSTAZOL 95 91 45 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 56 46 29
TRILIPIX 93 60 47 78
VERAPAMIL ER 91 47 48 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 58 49 44
AMIODARONE HCL 88 78 50 60
LANTUS 87 68 51 74
HUMULIN N 86 74 52 103
XARELTO 84 74 53 108
TRICOR 81 49 54 66
ACTOS 81 68 54 145
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 32 56 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 29 57 92
HUMALOG 71 48 58 186
GLIPIZIDE 70 63 59 43
AVALIDE 70 56 10 59 99
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 68 60 61 70
TRAMADOL HCL 64 40 62 95
GABAPENTIN 64 43 62 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 63 36 64 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 53 64 91
FAMOTIDINE 58 54 66 55
GLYBURIDE 57 44 R 67 94
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 44 68 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 47 69 46
JANUVIA 53 30 70 82
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 March 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.