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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 421

$910K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 421

1,359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,903 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 Georgia
CARVEDILOL 1,312 911 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,142 866 2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 1,099 777 3 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,041 701 4 11
DIGOXIN 892 665 10 5 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 833 629 6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 806 544 7 3
PLAVIX 804 584 8 13
SIMVASTATIN 804 544 8 6
LISINOPRIL 726 484 10 2
RANITIDINE HCL 650 409 11 51
FUROSEMIDE 648 454 12 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 565 447 13 16
BUMETANIDE 459 293 14 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438 272 15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 414 289 S3 16 50
SOTALOL 410 328 17 38
CLONIDINE HCL 377 270 18 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 246 19 30
OMEPRAZOLE 296 163 20 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 168 21 8
ATENOLOL 266 199 22 17
RANEXA 247 159 23 31
DIOVAN 239 188 24 23
AMIODARONE HCL 225 192 25 22
TRAMADOL HCL 225 198 25 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 222 159 27 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 165 28 7
CRESTOR 208 150 29 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 149 30 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 102 31 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 186 136 32 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 119 33 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 181 127 34 48
VERAPAMIL ER 179 93 35 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 136 36 41
DIOVAN HCT 167 82 37 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 117 38 36
NITROSTAT 157 93 39 24
PINDOLOL 151 83 40 100
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 144 117 41 42
KLOR-CON M20 133 70 42 27
MELOXICAM 129 104 43 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 126 95 44 39
DILTIAZEM HCL 126 72 44 85
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 78 46 55
EFFIENT 119 52 47 47
NEXIUM 114 56 48 54
GABAPENTIN 113 88 49 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 89 R 50 145
CILOSTAZOL 102 72 51 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 65 52 73
DILTIAZEM ER 94 61 53 62
COMBIVENT 93 50 54 120
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 59 55 98
LOVASTATIN 87 57 56 49
PROPAFENONE HCL 84 65 57 72
EXFORGE 82 77 58 114
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81 55 S3 59 180
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 64 60 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 63 61 83
METFORMIN HCL 75 48 62 43
TRICOR 69 40 63 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 64 64 61
MECLIZINE HCL 67 57 65 158
TORSEMIDE 64 31 66 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 62 67 97
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 62 50 68 108
KLOR-CON M10 60 59 69 89
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 28 70 53
PRADAXA 58 57 71 25
KLOR-CON 10 57 36 72 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 50 73 92
DEXILANT 55 49 73 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 40 73 59
PAROXETINE HCL 55 47 73 109
BENICAR HCT 54 52 77 103
LIPITOR 52 31 78 37
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 28 79 88
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 17, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.