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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 1442

$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 212 out of 1442

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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 New York
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,955 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 31%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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 New York
SIMVASTATIN 369 326 1 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305 265 2 1
ATENOLOL 279 253 3 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 277 235 4 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 193 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 193 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 224 182 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215 179 8 6
PLAVIX 187 161 9 14
CLOPIDOGREL 175 152 10 12
DIGOXIN 173 155 11 15
CARVEDILOL 160 122 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 114 13 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 109 14 13
CRESTOR 117 87 15 10
METFORMIN HCL 93 75 16 26
LISINOPRIL 91 63 17 7
AMIODARONE HCL 88 76 18 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 65 19 17
DIOVAN 78 69 20 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 56 21 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 60 22 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62 59 22 22
BYSTOLIC 60 43 24 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 43 24 23
BENICAR HCT 58 48 26 86
LIPITOR 57 54 27 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 40 28 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 41 29 52
SOTALOL 50 37 30 78
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 Aug. 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.