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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1211

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1211

1,120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,120 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 28,350 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 Florida
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,744 1,708 10 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,613 1,612 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,148 1,117 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 857 855 4 1
CRESTOR 815 801 5 11
CARVEDILOL 776 753 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 754 745 7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 717 700 8 9
ATENOLOL 642 642 9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 624 609 10 20
FUROSEMIDE 594 589 11 7
PLAVIX 592 566 12 14
DIGOXIN 584 564 13 15
LOVASTATIN 533 533 14 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 487 461 15 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452 446 16 17
BUMETANIDE 401 369 17 71
CLOPIDOGREL 395 385 18 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367 367 19 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356 347 20 4
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 345 345 21 51
RANITIDINE HCL 340 335 22 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340 306 22 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 335 326 24 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332 307 25 22
METFORMIN HCL 330 321 26 27
CLONIDINE HCL 322 322 27 34
LIPITOR 308 293 28 38
FENOFIBRATE 305 283 29 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 300 30 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 285 275 31 8
DIOVAN 262 239 32 21
ALPRAZOLAM 252 251 33 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 246 34 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 221 35 32
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 229 36 122
LABETALOL HCL 228 228 37 79
NADOLOL 228 210 37 112
ALLOPURINOL 214 204 39 59
DIOVAN HCT 204 202 40 35
PRADAXA 196 196 41 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 190 190 42 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 189 43 39
ZETIA 172 172 44 31
PAROXETINE HCL 170 158 45 99
VERAPAMIL ER 170 170 45 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 164 164 47 48
SYNTHROID 160 148 48 64
BENICAR 156 148 49 69
BENICAR HCT 156 156 49 78
TEMAZEPAM 154 141 51 73
NITROSTAT 143 140 52 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 123 53 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 136 54 58
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 131 128 55 132
NEXIUM 127 112 56 41
FOLIC ACID 125 123 57 150
GLIPIZIDE 122 122 58 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 112 59 28
MECLIZINE HCL 112 111 59 90
AMIODARONE HCL 112 112 59 30
FAMOTIDINE 100 95 62 66
EXFORGE 98 87 63 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 86 64 47
VYTORIN 97 97 64 97
VIAGRA 92 77 66 121
RANEXA 90 90 67 40
AZOR 87 87 68 142
INDAPAMIDE 87 87 68 118
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 85 85 R 70 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 82 71 62
METOLAZONE 81 81 72 135
KLOR-CON 10 80 78 73 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 77 74 18
GABAPENTIN 77 76 74 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 76 76 43
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 75 77 141
CICLOPIROX 73 59 78 186
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 71 79 85
ACTOS 71 70 79 147
TRICOR 70 70 81 82
TOPROL XL 69 57 82 154
LEXAPRO 66 66 83 138
COREG CR 66 66 83 145
SOTALOL 65 65 85 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 64 86 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 64 86 131
LORAZEPAM 64 64 86 115
FINASTERIDE 64 64 86 110
MICARDIS 64 64 86 146
MICARDIS HCT 64 64 86 139
ACTONEL 60 60 92 160
AZITHROMYCIN 59 54 93 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 57 94 89
SERTRALINE HCL 54 54 95 74
MELOXICAM 54 42 95 88
IBUPROFEN 53 52 97 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 53 97 98
JANUVIA 51 51 99 104
AMLODIPINE-ATORVASTATIN 50 50 100 352
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 Sept. 6, 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.