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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 201

$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 201

693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,687 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 Alabama
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 956 787 1 9
LISINOPRIL 852 750 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 726 670 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709 631 4 29
CARVEDILOL 680 588 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 588 516 6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 534 442 7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476 432 8 15
FENOFIBRATE 442 338 9 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 426 400 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 414 361 11 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 352 12 3
FUROSEMIDE 389 338 13 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 377 323 14 12
CLONIDINE HCL 320 265 15 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308 276 16 6
CRESTOR 300 280 17 17
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 263 228 18 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 216 19 34
AMIODARONE HCL 201 178 20 20
CLOPIDOGREL 196 156 21 7
ALLOPURINOL 187 162 22 59
ATENOLOL 184 158 23 18
CHOLESTYRAMINE 176 162 10 24 147
DIGOXIN 160 132 25 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 120 26 16
KLOR-CON M20 141 114 27 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 115 28 21
NIASPAN 129 105 29 68
PLAVIX 121 86 30 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 81 31 27
NITROSTAT 92 64 32 25
WELCHOL 87 83 33 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 61 33 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 76 35 28
SYNTHROID 75 75 36 118
RAMIPRIL 75 74 36 22
CILOSTAZOL 75 59 36 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 52 39 41
PACERONE 63 48 40 79
KLOR-CON 10 55 50 41 64
DILTIAZEM HCL 54 53 42 133
DIOVAN 53 51 43 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 26 43 57
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 11, 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.