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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 105

$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 105

1,476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 14,811 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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 Arkansas
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,692 2,195 10 1 2
LISINOPRIL 2,000 1,673 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,903 1,585 3 4
CARVEDILOL 1,566 1,307 4 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,437 1,188 10 5 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,432 1,206 6 11
CLOPIDOGREL 890 617 7 8
PLAVIX 516 381 8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 483 411 9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439 382 10 18
NITROSTAT 413 297 11 23
FUROSEMIDE 295 209 12 7
NIFEDIPINE ER 270 236 13 41
SIMVASTATIN 263 204 14 5
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 240 196 15 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 235 223 16 73
ATENOLOL 234 229 17 14
DILTIAZEM ER 190 159 18 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 103 19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 122 20 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 77 21 20
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 128 115 22 50
RAMIPRIL 127 83 23 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 124 77 24 34
QUINAPRIL HCL 110 99 25 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 85 26 24
NIFEDICAL XL 92 79 27 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 67 28 17
DILTIAZEM HCL 84 74 29 66
CHLORTHALIDONE 80 45 30 62
CRESTOR 67 45 31 19
SOTALOL 64 41 32 27
KLOR-CON M20 60 50 33 37
EFFIENT 58 38 34 33
DIGOXIN 54 53 35 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 48 36 32
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 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.