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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,793Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 290

$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 290

827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 827 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,270 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Missouri
LISINOPRIL 1,059 911 1 1
CARVEDILOL 763 614 2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 671 570 3 17
FUROSEMIDE 592 524 4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571 509 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 428 409 6 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 413 354 7 18
CLOPIDOGREL 412 355 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411 384 9 6
EFFIENT 378 278 10 39
PLAVIX 350 321 11 12
SOTALOL 346 311 12 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 329 282 13 9
DIGOXIN 309 249 14 13
SIMVASTATIN 293 214 15 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284 262 16 15
LOVASTATIN 266 258 17 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 228 18 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 212 19 19
NITROSTAT 221 177 20 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 179 21 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 125 22 14
AMIODARONE HCL 142 125 23 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132 124 24 31
OMEPRAZOLE 123 106 25 29
BYSTOLIC 98 91 26 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 90 27 23
DILTIAZEM ER 81 81 28 43
PRADAXA 74 74 29 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 63 30 40
GEMFIBROZIL 62 54 31 101
CRESTOR 62 57 31 16
XARELTO 60 51 33 79
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 52 S3 34 42
ATENOLOL 55 55 35 20
DIOVAN 54 33 36 26
LOVAZA 52 50 37 72
LIPITOR 50 49 38 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 Aug. 20, 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.