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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 77

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 77

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,620 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Nebraska
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 938 901 1 14
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 752 705 10 2 26
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 613 578 10 3 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 528 491 4 36
SIMVASTATIN 428 415 5 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 392 355 6 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384 366 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374 358 8 13
CARVEDILOL 333 291 9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322 288 10 7
LISINOPRIL 287 269 11 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 276 249 12 9
CRESTOR 274 260 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 232 14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 231 15 22
FUROSEMIDE 234 228 16 6
CLOPIDOGREL 224 211 17 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219 190 18 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207 180 19 10
GEMFIBROZIL 198 176 20 56
PLAVIX 158 145 21 17
DIGOXIN 154 144 22 16
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 118 23 67
TIKOSYN 130 120 24 72
NITRO-DUR 128 128 10 25 74
CLONIDINE HCL 115 111 26 34
ZETIA 114 103 27 25
AMIODARONE HCL 95 93 28 21
ATACAND 95 95 28 82
SOTALOL 90 90 30 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 70 30 35
ATENOLOL 86 85 32 15
NITROSTAT 85 76 33 40
NIFEDICAL XL 81 81 34 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 76 35 2
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 72 36 50
BYSTOLIC 63 61 37 18
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 58 38 57
OMEPRAZOLE 52 52 39 39
LIPITOR 51 47 40 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 39 41 44
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. 11, 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.