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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 617

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 617

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,879 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$271 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Illinois
TORSEMIDE 698 572 10 1 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 593 480 2 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 334 273 3 20
LISINOPRIL 326 262 4 2
DIGOXIN 277 216 5 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 218 6 9
CARVEDILOL 197 160 7 4
EPLERENONE 182 157 10 8 141
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 152 9 8
DIOVAN 175 164 9 21
SIMVASTATIN 129 94 11 3
AMIODARONE HCL 127 121 12 27
REVATIO 121 93 13 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 93 14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 83 15 19
ADCIRCA 102 76 16 148
CRESTOR 100 79 17 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 75 18 28
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 85 68 19 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 64 20 14
IRBESARTAN 72 55 20 200
TRACLEER 63 59 22 137
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 54 23 22
PACERONE 57 54 24 100
ALLOPURINOL 54 50 25 50
TRICOR 50 48 26 75
OMEPRAZOLE 50 32 26 31
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 8, 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.