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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 123

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 123

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,189 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
RAMIPRIL 510 407 1 29
LISINOPRIL 475 377 2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441 331 3 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 430 357 4 12
CRESTOR 414 291 5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390 351 6 5
CLOPIDOGREL 380 292 7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362 305 8 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 276 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323 257 10 9
NIASPAN 296 233 11 35
SIMVASTATIN 284 217 12 6
FUROSEMIDE 268 219 13 4
CARVEDILOL 266 191 14 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 239 196 15 11
ZETIA 223 177 16 33
PLAVIX 218 180 17 13
DIOVAN 202 160 18 25
TRILIPIX 185 143 19 59
DIGOXIN 162 113 20 16
DIOVAN HCT 139 123 21 51
AMIODARONE HCL 124 81 22 17
PROPAFENONE HCL 100 86 23 34
LIPITOR 91 84 24 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 55 25 27
EXFORGE 71 71 26 91
CILOSTAZOL 71 53 26 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 57 28 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60 29 19
CLONIDINE HCL 65 49 29 40
FENOFIBRATE 64 45 31 44
TRICOR 61 56 32 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 30 33 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 57 33 52
GEMFIBROZIL 56 41 35 87
LOVASTATIN 54 43 36 49
PACERONE 52 38 37 68
ATENOLOL 50 25 38 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 Sept. 27, 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.