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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1019

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1019

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,870 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$144 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 Texas
RANEXA 886 819 10 1 32
LOVAZA 589 574 2 60
CARVEDILOL 491 461 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 384 359 4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 361 335 5 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346 339 6 4
DIOVAN 330 330 7 20
PLAVIX 314 305 8 11
CLOPIDOGREL 314 300 8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312 278 10 1
CRESTOR 193 185 11 13
BENICAR 165 163 12 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 159 13 10
OMEPRAZOLE 145 140 14 41
JANUVIA 136 114 15 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 123 16 99
LIDODERM 111 111 17 178
DIOVAN HCT 108 108 18 39
NAMENDA 105 103 19 123
ACTONEL 88 88 20 199
LIPITOR 80 74 21 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 69 22 80
NEXIUM 68 68 23 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 59 51 24 169
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 51 25 12
METFORMIN HCL 56 56 26 42
PRADAXA 56 52 26 24
BYSTOLIC 56 56 26 26
MOMETASONE FUROATE 55 55 29 228
SINGULAIR 55 55 29 178
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 53 31 232
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, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.