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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 208

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 208

1,129 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,513 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Kentucky
CLOPIDOGREL 1,019 811 1 8
LISINOPRIL 876 739 2 1
PLAVIX 789 628 3 12
FUROSEMIDE 756 655 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 663 544 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 549 438 6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 537 450 7 7
SOTALOL 492 439 8 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 489 399 9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 426 338 10 4
CARVEDILOL 386 318 11 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 316 12 5
CRESTOR 367 302 13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327 282 14 11
XARELTO 317 269 10 15 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294 233 16 17
KLOR-CON M20 283 244 17 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 238 18 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 183 19 19
DIGOXIN 253 206 20 14
NITROSTAT 240 163 21 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206 149 22 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 173 125 23 38
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 172 113 24 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 98 25 21
DILTIAZEM ER 133 127 26 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 120 100 27 40
AMIODARONE HCL 116 93 28 20
ZETIA 111 91 29 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 99 29 37
ATENOLOL 107 91 31 16
RANEXA 100 81 32 22
DIOVAN 95 86 33 30
MULTAQ 95 79 33 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 72 35 43
BYSTOLIC 87 66 36 29
EFFIENT 85 61 37 36
CARTIA XT 80 67 38 90
PRADAXA 79 56 39 27
PROPAFENONE HCL 72 72 40 60
TOPROL XL 66 53 41 117
NEXIUM 65 53 42 47
LIPITOR 65 57 42 48
OMEPRAZOLE 62 59 44 28
BUMETANIDE 55 38 45 44
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 June 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.