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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 421

$474K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 421

660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,369 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 Georgia
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 778 660 1 3
CARVEDILOL 709 604 2 1
LISINOPRIL 700 628 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 685 636 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 468 372 5 5
DIGOXIN 454 401 6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395 336 7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 385 319 8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 361 315 9 8
CRESTOR 357 316 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329 288 11 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 181 12 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208 204 13 16
DIOVAN 186 179 14 23
SOTALOL 185 168 15 38
AMIODARONE HCL 177 153 16 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 145 17 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 171 123 18 20
ZETIA 168 147 19 26
CLOPIDOGREL 167 128 20 10
ATENOLOL 152 140 21 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 147 105 22 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 123 23 11
PLAVIX 139 111 24 13
LABETALOL HCL 134 110 25 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 112 26 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 119 27 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 118 108 28 48
RAMIPRIL 117 97 29 32
TRICOR 113 61 30 71
NITROSTAT 111 88 31 24
LIPITOR 110 81 32 37
COUMADIN 105 95 33 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 92 34 36
DIOVAN HCT 91 90 35 52
FENOFIBRATE 89 87 36 40
KLOR-CON M20 86 69 37 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 61 38 57
NIASPAN 75 48 39 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 71 40 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 58 41 55
GEMFIBROZIL 62 48 42 93
CLONIDINE HCL 61 48 43 33
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 Nov. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.