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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1211

$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 202 out of 1211

2,014 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,751 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,346 1,308 1 7
CARVEDILOL 1,172 1,100 2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 960 888 3 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 543 502 4 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498 479 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416 403 6 2
SPIRONOLACTONE 386 361 7 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 352 330 8 12
CLOPIDOGREL 333 290 9 10
ATENOLOL 298 292 10 13
LISINOPRIL 279 247 11 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 262 255 12 91
SIMVASTATIN 259 247 13 1
PLAVIX 258 245 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 191 15 17
RANEXA 211 189 15 40
AMIODARONE HCL 189 182 17 30
SOTALOL 154 147 18 33
DIOVAN 144 143 19 21
CRESTOR 140 132 20 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 97 21 9
NITROSTAT 113 100 22 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 103 23 47
BUMETANIDE 106 106 23 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 83 25 28
VIAGRA 81 73 26 121
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 65 27 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 59 28 8
NEXIUM 59 59 29 41
LANOXIN 57 57 30 214
PROPAFENONE HCL 56 56 31 95
CLONIDINE HCL 56 54 31 34
BENICAR 51 51 33 69
OMEPRAZOLE 50 50 34 20
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 July 8, 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.