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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Nuclear Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$344K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
CARVEDILOL 598 510
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 408 313
CRESTOR 347 255
LISINOPRIL 280 214
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 225
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259 211
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 228
DIGOXIN 212 176
FUROSEMIDE 201 165
SIMVASTATIN 193 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 180 140
CLOPIDOGREL 174 143
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 172 166
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 114
AMIODARONE HCL 120 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 102
PLAVIX 95 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 79
RANEXA 94 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 64
OMEPRAZOLE 82 54
ATENOLOL 78 68
VERAPAMIL ER 71 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 59
DIOVAN 67 59
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 65 65
RAMIPRIL 64 54
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 62 62
PINDOLOL 59 47
NITROSTAT 59 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 43
PROPAFENONE HCL 52 44
CLONIDINE HCL 51 51
BYSTOLIC 50 45
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. 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.