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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 80

$367K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 80

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Rhode Island
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,903 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $45 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Rhode Island
SIMVASTATIN 774 716 1 3
LISINOPRIL 680 615 2 2
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 530 485 3 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 447 434 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335 322 5 4
ATENOLOL 334 300 6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306 275 7 7
FUROSEMIDE 257 230 8 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 254 249 9 17
FENOFIBRATE 245 234 10 26
CARVEDILOL 229 186 11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 193 12 1
CRESTOR 217 186 12 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 181 14 12
DIGOXIN 191 181 15 11
BYSTOLIC 186 176 16 28
CLOPIDOGREL 180 152 17 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 165 153 18 18
NADOLOL 142 140 19 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 133 20 13
PLAVIX 122 116 21 20
DIOVAN 93 93 22 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 78 23 15
TORSEMIDE 83 83 24 76
RAMIPRIL 80 70 25 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 62 26 104
LOVASTATIN 74 74 27 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66 66 28 27
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 29 78
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 63 30 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 60 30 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 56 32 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 38 33 30
CHLORTHALIDONE 60 59 34 59
NITROSTAT 56 48 35 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 49 36 8
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. 20, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.