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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 123

$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 123

829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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 Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 829 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,729 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 Mississippi
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 820 672 1 3
CARVEDILOL 567 406 2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 562 452 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 506 4 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 536 446 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 479 379 6 4
PLAVIX 406 327 7 13
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 372 330 8 58
SIMVASTATIN 367 297 9 6
LISINOPRIL 293 214 10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 240 11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 241 12 9
SOTALOL 272 250 13 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 211 14 12
AMIODARONE HCL 248 187 15 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248 229 15 8
BYSTOLIC 180 148 17 26
DIOVAN 179 153 18 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 155 19 14
DIGOXIN 162 117 20 16
CRESTOR 151 122 21 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 126 22 19
RAMIPRIL 130 97 23 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 124 86 24 18
NITROSTAT 117 98 25 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 85 26 39
PROPAFENONE HCL 115 111 26 34
MULTAQ 94 86 28 64
COUMADIN 88 80 29 128
NIASPAN 87 69 30 35
PRADAXA 86 53 31 32
ZETIA 83 72 32 33
LIPITOR 81 61 33 38
DIOVAN HCT 81 77 33 51
RANEXA 78 69 35 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 70 35 42
PACERONE 72 66 37 68
OMEPRAZOLE 65 56 38 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 50 39 21
KLOR-CON 10 56 53 40 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 43 41 55
ATENOLOL 54 29 42 20
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 June 5, 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.