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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 87

$934K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 87

1,088 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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 West Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,814 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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 West Virginia
CARVEDILOL 909 734 1 4
PRADAXA 737 683 10 2 20
FUROSEMIDE 673 557 3 8
DIGOXIN 662 561 4 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 651 596 5 1
CLOPIDOGREL 467 413 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 401 353 7 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 369 298 8 22
LISINOPRIL 368 264 9 3
PLAVIX 360 332 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359 309 11 2
BYSTOLIC 337 278 12 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 306 264 13 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 246 14 11
SIMVASTATIN 257 236 15 5
AMIODARONE HCL 256 215 16 25
RAMIPRIL 239 196 17 28
COUMADIN 219 203 18 44
MULTAQ 209 192 19 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195 178 20 9
SOTALOL 163 153 21 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 115 22 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 106 23 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113 111 24 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106 102 25 17
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 105 90 26 30
ATENOLOL 102 85 27 15
XARELTO 94 80 28 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 82 28 29
KLOR-CON M20 87 48 30 38
PACERONE 84 69 31 71
ZETIA 83 74 32 27
NITROSTAT 77 64 33 19
TIKOSYN 74 68 34 68
MIDODRINE HCL 69 57 35 125
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 54 36 18
RANITIDINE HCL 65 63 37 49
EPLERENONE 64 58 38 103
QUINAPRIL HCL 61 47 39 81
CRESTOR 53 50 40 14
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.