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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 171 out of 421

$194K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 221 out of 421

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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 Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,648 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 Georgia
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 214 1 98
CARVEDILOL 232 180 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 209 3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 176 4 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 145 5 16
DIGOXIN 163 119 6 14
CLOPIDOGREL 156 133 7 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149 127 8 61
LISINOPRIL 142 106 9 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 120 10 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 116 101 11 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 93 12 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 68 12 20
PINDOLOL 104 92 14 100
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 83 66 15 103
PLAVIX 81 58 16 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 64 17 21
AMIODARONE HCL 78 71 18 22
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 72 67 19 108
SIMVASTATIN 64 53 20 6
DIOVAN 62 59 21 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 48 21 18
DILTIAZEM ER 59 40 23 62
FUROSEMIDE 54 33 24 5
RANEXA 50 41 25 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 May 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.