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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1211

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1211

1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 13,496 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
CARVEDILOL 1,610 1,475 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 886 850 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 790 716 3 1
CLOPIDOGREL 625 552 4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 605 543 5 4
PLAVIX 562 484 6 14
LISINOPRIL 549 460 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 508 475 8 7
DIOVAN 495 443 9 21
CRESTOR 475 394 10 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 474 419 11 16
DIGOXIN 322 284 12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 308 13 12
DIOVAN HCT 302 282 14 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 227 15 29
OMEPRAZOLE 240 228 16 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 228 204 17 24
BENICAR 208 205 18 69
FAMOTIDINE 208 164 18 66
NEXIUM 188 176 20 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 169 21 5
EFFIENT 177 142 22 86
AMIODARONE HCL 158 157 23 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 149 24 19
BENICAR HCT 146 125 25 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 136 119 26 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 110 27 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 106 28 8
RAMIPRIL 114 100 29 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 96 30 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110 97 31 28
METOLAZONE 110 110 31 135
RANEXA 107 95 33 40
PROPAFENONE HCL 99 87 34 95
EXFORGE 96 96 35 87
NITROSTAT 90 83 36 26
PRADAXA 90 83 36 23
MINOXIDIL 89 88 38 263
SOTALOL 82 78 39 33
ATENOLOL 77 75 40 13
LABETALOL HCL 76 71 41 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 69 41 17
NIFEDICAL XL 74 69 43 113
XARELTO 71 70 44 61
TEMAZEPAM 67 67 45 73
ALPRAZOLAM 64 64 46 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62 62 47 22
NIASPAN 53 48 48 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 53 48 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 36 50 96
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 Jan. 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.