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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 77

$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 77

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,619 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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 Nebraska
LISINOPRIL 344 290 1 5
CARVEDILOL 330 293 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319 279 3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 244 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 231 5 7
SOTALOL 265 263 6 33
ATENOLOL 244 196 7 15
DIGOXIN 238 191 8 16
BYSTOLIC 222 198 9 18
SIMVASTATIN 182 175 10 4
FUROSEMIDE 181 163 11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 181 149 11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 161 13 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 151 146 14 20
PLAVIX 149 125 15 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 109 16 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 116 17 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 109 105 18 80
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 108 73 19 26
AMIODARONE HCL 96 84 20 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 82 21 10
TORSEMIDE 93 91 22 51
CRESTOR 85 85 23 12
DIOVAN 82 63 24 30
RANEXA 82 64 24 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 71 26 22
XARELTO 73 73 27 66
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 70 70 28 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 62 29 19
MULTAQ 67 67 30 38
PRADAXA 63 63 31 24
OMEPRAZOLE 61 41 32 39
RAMIPRIL 60 60 33 29
EFFIENT 57 38 34 78
DILTIAZEM ER 52 46 35 48
ZETIA 50 50 36 25
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 March 17, 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.