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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 135

$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 135

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
8% 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 Oregon
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,147 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Oregon
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 741 717 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 620 597 2 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395 352 3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391 357 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 328 318 5 4
CRESTOR 326 313 6 15
LISINOPRIL 325 317 7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 324 303 8 10
TORSEMIDE 275 272 9 31
RAMIPRIL 244 216 10 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 230 207 11 18
DILTIAZEM ER 207 204 12 37
CHLORTHALIDONE 207 207 12 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 197 14 7
DIGOXIN 191 191 15 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 178 16 11
ZETIA 173 161 17 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 140 18 14
ATENOLOL 137 134 19 16
PRADAXA 116 116 20 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 115 114 21 34
CARVEDILOL 103 103 22 1
NITROSTAT 91 90 23 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87 24 22
LOVASTATIN 81 81 25 27
PLAVIX 59 50 26 19
TAZTIA XT 59 59 26 71
NIASPAN 59 50 26 41
CLOPIDOGREL 56 39 29 13
COUMADIN 54 54 30 91
KLOR-CON 10 52 52 31 32
EPLERENONE 50 49 32 67
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 Dec. 3, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.