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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 290

$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 290

924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,139 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 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 Missouri
LISINOPRIL 1,068 906 1 1
CARVEDILOL 951 835 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 843 760 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 706 628 4 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 575 508 5 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 524 487 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488 432 7 6
CLOPIDOGREL 445 388 8 11
FUROSEMIDE 383 359 9 4
AMIODARONE HCL 373 357 10 22
SOTALOL 369 363 11 21
CRESTOR 330 314 12 16
PLAVIX 307 274 13 12
RAMIPRIL 275 249 14 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271 263 15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261 231 16 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 221 17 10
DIGOXIN 235 204 18 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 201 19 7
PACERONE 200 180 10 20 60
NITROSTAT 164 143 21 24
DIOVAN 155 153 22 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127 127 23 40
RANEXA 114 85 24 38
BYSTOLIC 107 95 25 30
TIKOSYN 102 102 26 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 82 27 23
NIASPAN 96 83 28 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 92 29 49
EFFIENT 80 67 30 39
PRADAXA 75 73 31 25
MICARDIS 69 62 32 121
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 62 33 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 54 34 18
ATENOLOL 58 57 35 20
FELODIPINE ER 54 44 36 115
VERAPAMIL ER 52 52 37 76
LIPITOR 52 50 37 44
LIVALO 51 47 39 144
KLOR-CON M20 51 41 39 35
MULTAQ 51 51 39 36
FENOFIBRATE 51 40 39 61
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 Dec. 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.