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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 636

$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 636

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 9,922 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 932 850 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 785 671 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674 595 3 7
CARVEDILOL 584 524 4 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 521 471 5 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 496 482 6 16
SIMVASTATIN 487 422 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 457 396 8 8
LISINOPRIL 388 344 9 1
SOTALOL 379 334 10 24
ATENOLOL 318 257 11 14
DIOVAN 234 194 12 31
CLOPIDOGREL 233 187 13 10
OMEPRAZOLE 197 163 14 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183 134 15 6
PLAVIX 165 141 16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 150 17 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154 134 18 13
AMIODARONE HCL 144 134 19 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133 131 20 34
DIGOXIN 132 113 21 15
RANEXA 129 108 22 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 124 22 9
DIOVAN HCT 105 95 24 78
CLONIDINE HCL 100 95 25 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 89 26 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 91 27 109
NITROSTAT 94 86 28 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 86 29 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 65 30 86
ZETIA 83 68 31 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 67 31 38
KLOR-CON M20 81 52 33 33
CRESTOR 73 60 34 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 67 35 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 49 36 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 60 37 40
ALLOPURINOL 54 51 38 64
EFFIENT 53 30 39 50
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. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.