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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,469Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1211

$2.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1211

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,599 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$120 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 Florida
LOVAZA 1,557 1,335 10 1 52
CRESTOR 946 793 2 11
CLOPIDOGREL 923 819 3 10
FAMOTIDINE 869 785 4 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 801 727 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 716 672 6 2
PLAVIX 707 645 7 14
DIOVAN 572 527 8 21
CARVEDILOL 519 447 9 3
VOLTAREN 502 445 10 106
LOVASTATIN 469 432 11 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 435 394 12 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 429 377 13 24
TORSEMIDE 400 382 14 81
EXFORGE 313 284 15 87
COREG CR 312 276 10 16 145
NEXIUM 307 258 17 41
LIDODERM 294 262 18 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293 269 19 5
LIPITOR 287 245 20 38
DIOVAN HCT 284 261 21 35
NADOLOL 258 233 10 22 112
FUROSEMIDE 258 215 22 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 245 206 24 84
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242 217 25 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 236 26 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 227 205 27 101
EXFORGE HCT 226 212 10 28 148
VERAPAMIL ER 225 200 29 77
DEXILANT 219 186 30 149
JANUVIA 210 175 31 104
TRICOR 209 165 32 82
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 204 149 33 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203 168 34 16
DIGOXIN 203 163 34 15
ALLOPURINOL 197 161 36 59
LABETALOL HCL 193 162 37 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 192 175 38 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 173 38 32
TRAMADOL HCL 186 169 40 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 184 150 R 41 173
OMEPRAZOLE 182 166 42 20
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 181 172 43 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 178 138 44 85
SIMVASTATIN 168 142 45 1
LISINOPRIL 163 131 46 6
FENOFIBRATE 152 136 47 42
BYSTOLIC 152 141 47 36
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 138 49 122
JANUMET 150 124 49 171
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 119 51 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 127 52 44
XARELTO 143 129 53 61
PRADAXA 140 118 54 23
RANITIDINE HCL 132 114 55 45
RAMIPRIL 124 106 56 25
BENICAR 116 107 57 69
CILOSTAZOL 116 90 57 83
CARTIA XT 116 92 57 76
ATENOLOL 115 91 60 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 106 61 18
SYMBICORT 98 73 62 210
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92 92 63 91
ADCIRCA 90 90 64 231
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 88 65 60
TRACLEER 86 86 66 230
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 77 67 178
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 70 68 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 76 69 46
CLONIDINE HCL 77 70 69 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 68 69 89
RANEXA 76 54 72 40
AZOR 75 50 73 142
METFORMIN HCL 74 56 74 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 75 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 73 75 62
SYNTHROID 72 64 77 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 70 78 127
SPIRIVA 70 67 79 151
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 57 80 58
VYTORIN 67 66 81 97
MECLIZINE HCL 67 58 81 90
PRAZOSIN HCL 65 53 83 233
WELCHOL 64 61 84 185
GABAPENTIN 63 54 85 57
MICARDIS 61 59 86 146
BENICAR HCT 61 56 86 78
SINGULAIR 60 55 88 102
BACLOFEN 59 59 89 263
ONGLYZA 58 58 90 232
TRILIPIX 54 28 91 139
AMITIZA 54 48 91 342
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 49 93 201
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 41 93 19
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 July 12, 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.