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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 201

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 201

870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,957 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 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 Alabama
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,086 826 1 12
LISINOPRIL 847 648 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 746 600 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 643 490 4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 501 386 5 9
BUMETANIDE 485 355 6 44
CARVEDILOL 370 261 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 269 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 237 9 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279 240 10 6
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 256 236 11 76
CLOPIDOGREL 250 159 12 7
NIFEDIPINE ER 240 206 13 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 173 14 19
DIGOXIN 228 191 15 14
COUMADIN 222 201 16 72
CRESTOR 203 128 17 17
NITROSTAT 192 140 18 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 171 140 19 30
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 169 124 20 42
PLAVIX 163 117 21 13
OMEPRAZOLE 161 128 22 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160 135 23 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 125 24 11
FUROSEMIDE 148 131 25 4
BYSTOLIC 133 70 26 33
SOTALOL 131 121 27 36
LABETALOL HCL 129 98 28 71
RANITIDINE HCL 118 98 29 53
RAMIPRIL 99 79 30 22
NEXIUM 94 66 31 47
KLOR-CON M20 92 81 32 31
EFFIENT 83 66 33 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 75 34 27
KLOR-CON 10 79 51 35 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 34 36 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 51 37 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 61 38 37
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 62 39 109
LIPITOR 61 52 40 55
AMIODARONE HCL 60 45 41 20
RANEXA 57 45 42 26
TRICOR 56 45 43 81
DIOVAN 56 52 43 39
FENOFIBRATE 51 38 45 43
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. 3, 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.