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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 208

$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 208

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,460 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Kentucky
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 856 637 10 1 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408 339 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 400 316 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 356 302 4 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 332 227 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 298 228 6 9
DIGOXIN 298 236 6 14
NITROSTAT 241 186 8 23
CARVEDILOL 227 181 9 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 185 10 4
CLOPIDOGREL 204 139 11 8
LISINOPRIL 187 136 12 1
DIOVAN 152 134 13 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 88 14 2
PRADAXA 140 109 15 27
PLAVIX 127 92 16 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 106 16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 106 18 17
EFFIENT 111 76 19 36
ATENOLOL 101 82 20 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 65 21 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 66 22 82
RANEXA 81 70 22 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 62 24 19
CRESTOR 69 65 25 15
RAMIPRIL 64 62 26 25
SOTALOL 60 49 27 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 53 28 40
DIOVAN HCT 54 38 29 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 40 30 38
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.