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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 201

$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 201

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,559 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 Alabama
LISINOPRIL 456 389 1 2
CARVEDILOL 400 313 2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376 335 3 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331 296 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327 286 5 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 270 6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 238 7 3
PRADAXA 241 241 8 23
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 220 194 9 42
CRESTOR 185 167 10 17
NITROSTAT 176 147 11 25
FUROSEMIDE 175 156 12 4
SPIRONOLACTONE 159 131 13 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 125 14 11
DIGOXIN 123 113 15 14
CLOPIDOGREL 121 89 16 7
SIMVASTATIN 112 95 17 5
ZETIA 109 101 18 40
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106 82 19 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 90 20 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 90 21 12
PLAVIX 98 84 21 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 81 23 19
AMIODARONE HCL 90 90 24 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 67 25 16
DIOVAN 65 59 26 39
CHLORTHALIDONE 62 61 27 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 42 28 37
RAMIPRIL 59 58 29 22
XARELTO 50 50 30 67
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 Jan. 28, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.