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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 421

$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 421

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

2% of this provider’s 693 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,924 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
FUROSEMIDE 510 451 1 5
CARVEDILOL 377 313 2 1
LISINOPRIL 323 243 3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311 258 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 284 255 5 6
ATENOLOL 266 252 6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 210 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 213 8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 211 9 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232 191 10 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 201 11 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 198 12 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 206 171 12 55
AMIODARONE HCL 186 175 14 22
CLOPIDOGREL 180 143 15 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 135 16 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 130 17 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 120 18 19
PLAVIX 119 97 19 13
NITROSTAT 112 82 20 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 87 21 36
BYSTOLIC 100 82 22 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 63 23 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76 73 24 30
RANEXA 68 58 25 31
DIGOXIN 67 55 26 14
OMEPRAZOLE 63 58 27 28
CRESTOR 61 32 28 15
PACERONE 61 60 28 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 47 30 21
NEXIUM 51 43 31 54
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 June 27, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.