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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 129

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 129

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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 Oklahoma
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,390 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 Oklahoma
ZETIA 461 424 1 29
SIMVASTATIN 434 403 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 333 3 9
CRESTOR 340 325 4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 253 5 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 239 6 3
DIOVAN 253 249 7 22
NIASPAN 244 226 8 40
CARVEDILOL 236 234 9 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 193 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209 197 11 13
VYTORIN 202 197 12 69
LISINOPRIL 195 180 13 1
WELCHOL 181 167 14 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 156 15 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 134 16 19
CLOPIDOGREL 139 133 17 5
FUROSEMIDE 136 132 18 7
DIOVAN HCT 129 124 19 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 125 20 64
PLAVIX 123 114 21 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 111 22 10
FENOFIBRATE 120 97 22 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 86 24 12
RAMIPRIL 111 104 25 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 106 26 146
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91 86 27 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 91 27 47
ATENOLOL 86 71 29 18
DIGOXIN 85 68 30 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 82 31 15
OMEPRAZOLE 81 80 32 25
TRICOR 78 75 33 49
LIPITOR 77 72 34 46
METFORMIN HCL 70 56 35 38
SYNTHROID 69 69 36 170
CLONIDINE 63 63 37 139
ACTOS 62 50 38 178
ALLOPURINOL 61 56 39 55
JANUVIA 57 56 40 104
LOVAZA 55 54 41 76
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51 49 42 57
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 50 43 149
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 Oct. 11, 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.