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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 421

$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 421

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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 6,335 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517 459 1 4
CRESTOR 443 392 2 15
CLOPIDOGREL 383 348 3 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371 323 4 3
CARVEDILOL 340 300 5 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304 257 6 12
PLAVIX 289 260 7 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 285 249 8 48
PINDOLOL 226 206 10 9 100
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 215 205 10 10 108
DIGOXIN 208 206 11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 202 188 12 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 155 13 7
SIMVASTATIN 169 163 14 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 135 15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 140 16 8
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 134 119 17 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 119 18 11
ZETIA 119 94 19 26
FUROSEMIDE 110 104 20 5
SOTALOL 110 104 20 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106 93 22 16
AMIODARONE HCL 102 84 23 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 96 24 55
ATENOLOL 98 89 25 17
BYSTOLIC 73 62 26 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 66 27 39
COUMADIN 65 65 28 44
DIOVAN 64 64 29 23
PRADAXA 64 63 29 25
LISINOPRIL 61 57 31 2
NITROSTAT 59 50 32 24
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 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.