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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 51

$191K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 51

254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 District of Columbia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,867 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 District of Columbia
FUROSEMIDE 310 253 1 4
LISINOPRIL 219 176 2 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 191 151 S3 3 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176 154 4 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 131 5 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 146 6 18
SIMVASTATIN 143 108 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 111 8 14
ATENOLOL 98 95 9 26
DIGOXIN 97 83 10 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88 78 11 43
CLOPIDOGREL 87 62 12 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 65 13 30
PLAVIX 76 61 14 15
COLCRYS 71 58 15 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69 51 16 3
CARVEDILOL 65 47 17 7
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 55 18 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 56 19 11
CLONIDINE HCL 63 42 19 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 40 21 60
VERAPAMIL ER 61 52 22 82
METOLAZONE 58 30 23 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 54 24 87
ALLOPURINOL 52 31 25 62
DILTIAZEM ER 51 45 26 68
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 Jan. 31, 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.