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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 129

$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 129

1,043 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 Oklahoma
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,183 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 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 Oklahoma
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 996 891 1 8
SIMVASTATIN 950 864 2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 928 869 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 631 608 4 10
CARVEDILOL 543 477 5 2
LISINOPRIL 529 467 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501 473 7 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 485 422 8 15
CLOPIDOGREL 482 447 9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 401 366 10 12
AMIODARONE HCL 363 333 11 20
PLAVIX 350 334 12 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 335 328 13 30
FUROSEMIDE 324 293 14 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312 268 15 9
FENOFIBRATE 254 224 16 51
CRESTOR 242 228 17 16
ATENOLOL 221 210 18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 206 19 17
DIGOXIN 217 217 19 14
RAMIPRIL 202 190 21 32
SOTALOL 188 185 22 34
MULTAQ 176 167 23 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 136 24 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 143 25 13
TRICOR 152 141 26 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 138 120 27 21
NIASPAN 136 121 28 40
GEMFIBROZIL 122 91 29 65
PRADAXA 114 113 30 28
NITROSTAT 111 99 31 24
PACERONE 106 93 32 65
BUMETANIDE 99 93 33 61
MIDODRINE HCL 95 77 34 94
RANEXA 90 76 35 31
CEPHALEXIN 82 76 36 99
BYSTOLIC 79 70 37 27
DIOVAN 75 74 38 22
CAPTOPRIL 69 58 39 136
LANOXIN 60 60 40 181
OMEPRAZOLE 59 39 41 25
CILOSTAZOL 57 57 42 53
LIPITOR 56 47 43 46
ALLOPURINOL 54 52 44 55
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 June 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.