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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 335

$246K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 335

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,654 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Tennessee
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387 335 1 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363 323 2 3
AMIODARONE HCL 356 342 3 21
FUROSEMIDE 314 293 4 6
DIGOXIN 300 279 5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 281 6 5
LISINOPRIL 230 208 7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 223 219 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 211 186 9 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197 191 10 36
CLOPIDOGREL 196 164 11 7
ATENOLOL 192 180 12 15
CARVEDILOL 185 176 13 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 164 14 18
PLAVIX 155 139 15 12
CRESTOR 152 151 16 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112 106 17 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104 104 18 16
LOVASTATIN 96 88 19 49
QUINAPRIL HCL 88 70 20 76
PACERONE 78 78 21 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 63 21 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 64 23 19
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65 59 24 51
LIPITOR 60 58 25 40
RAMIPRIL 58 58 26 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 49 27 38
KLOR-CON M20 56 43 28 39
DIOVAN 55 43 29 28
MULTAQ 53 53 30 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 44 31 13
KLOR-CON 10 52 48 31 60
COUMADIN 50 50 33 52
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 Feb. 2, 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.