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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 421

$395K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 421

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,675 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 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 Georgia
CARVEDILOL 1,129 759 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,022 673 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 702 486 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 663 504 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483 324 5 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429 328 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 294 202 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286 185 8 12
FENOFIBRATE 268 155 9 40
CRESTOR 267 208 10 15
PLAVIX 194 133 11 13
CLOPIDOGREL 191 115 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 122 13 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185 148 14 4
NIFEDIPINE ER 159 132 15 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159 122 15 19
NIASPAN 143 91 17 35
ZETIA 141 93 18 26
LIPITOR 136 90 19 37
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 128 100 20 88
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 68 21 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 76 22 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 73 23 11
DIGOXIN 99 83 24 14
TRICOR 88 48 25 71
LABETALOL HCL 87 60 26 75
KLOR-CON M20 85 65 27 27
DIOVAN 81 64 28 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 45 29 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 61 30 21
MULTAQ 61 57 31 65
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 April 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.