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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 123

$230K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 123

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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 6,298 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$33 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 549 475 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387 356 2 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324 301 3 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 298 267 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 293 262 5 4
DIGOXIN 246 231 6 16
LISINOPRIL 245 212 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 221 7 14
SIMVASTATIN 241 237 9 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 231 202 10 10 105
AMIODARONE HCL 217 204 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 172 12 12
PRAZOSIN HCL 210 194 12 110
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 189 182 14 60
CLOPIDOGREL 152 122 15 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 145 16 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 148 144 17 46
CARVEDILOL 146 80 18 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 112 19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 107 20 10
LOVASTATIN 112 112 20 49
ATENOLOL 111 92 22 20
PLAVIX 102 93 23 13
DILTIAZEM ER 98 98 24 62
NIASPAN 83 74 25 35
DIOVAN 76 55 26 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 33 27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 58 28 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 62 29 52
PROPAFENONE HCL 61 59 30 34
KLOR-CON M20 59 36 31 36
TORSEMIDE 58 43 32 69
DIOVAN HCT 54 50 33 51
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 45 33 54
TIKOSYN 54 54 33 123
METOLAZONE 52 39 36 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 37 39
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 Oct. 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.