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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,057Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 636

$216K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 249 out of 636

932 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 Ohio
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,074 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Ohio
ATENOLOL 1,618 1,304 10 1 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,174 828 2 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,034 942 3 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 670 532 4 37
FUROSEMIDE 498 425 5 5
NITROSTAT 438 310 10 6 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 347 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 408 333 8 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406 294 9 2
LISINOPRIL 356 250 10 1
DIGOXIN 216 192 11 15
RAMIPRIL 213 183 12 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 170 13 18
CARVEDILOL 199 166 14 3
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 196 142 15 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 150 16 6
CLOPIDOGREL 167 128 17 10
PLAVIX 131 102 18 12
KLOR-CON M10 95 84 19 72
SOTALOL 94 71 20 24
KLOR-CON M20 91 86 21 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 60 22 38
VERAPAMIL HCL 70 58 23 207
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 54 24 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 63 25 26
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 42 26 54
VERAPAMIL ER 57 56 27 83
PRADAXA 56 56 28 23
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 48 29 112
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 Feb. 29, 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.