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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 335

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 335

1,261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,261 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,261 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 22,289 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Tennessee
SIMVASTATIN 2,001 1,717 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,261 1,131 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,025 865 3 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 948 800 4 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 900 794 5 18
CARVEDILOL 833 645 6 1
ATENOLOL 743 602 7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703 608 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 643 539 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 638 516 10 13
CRESTOR 633 491 11 17
CLOPIDOGREL 598 491 12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586 509 13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545 485 14 16
PLAVIX 507 425 15 12
OMEPRAZOLE 501 420 16 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 482 408 17 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467 421 18 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 389 19 36
SOTALOL 364 344 20 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 361 327 21 9
CLONIDINE HCL 344 282 22 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 306 279 23 48
DIOVAN 260 231 24 28
TRAZODONE HCL 259 217 25 95
KLOR-CON 10 258 229 26 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 247 233 27 46
BUMETANIDE 242 200 28 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 188 29 75
DIGOXIN 230 179 30 14
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 210 162 31 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 193 32 19
ALLOPURINOL 204 160 33 68
FENOFIBRATE 182 141 34 47
ZETIA 178 140 35 34
KLOR-CON M20 173 118 36 39
AMIODARONE HCL 168 132 37 21
LOVASTATIN 168 147 37 49
LABETALOL HCL 158 144 39 77
EFFIENT 155 118 40 37
SERTRALINE HCL 154 122 41 92
RAMIPRIL 153 121 42 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 128 43 79
LIPITOR 146 126 44 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 142 132 45 20
TRAMADOL HCL 136 112 46 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 134 125 47 30
GABAPENTIN 133 95 48 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 88 49 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 127 103 50 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 127 119 50 57
TORSEMIDE 127 88 50 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 80 53 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 104 53 45
NITROSTAT 121 100 55 22
NEXIUM 120 99 56 72
KLOR-CON M10 114 109 57 142
PAROXETINE HCL 112 106 58 143
VERAPAMIL ER 104 82 59 61
PACERONE 104 80 59 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 95 61 59
RANITIDINE HCL 101 79 62 83
NIASPAN 98 80 63 35
TRICOR 93 74 64 74
PREDNISONE 86 34 65 100
DILTIAZEM ER 83 64 66 56
VYTORIN 81 80 67 80
CILOSTAZOL 80 66 68 70
MELOXICAM 78 60 69 89
RANEXA 75 34 70 25
GEMFIBROZIL 73 70 71 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 47 72 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 64 73 97
MIDODRINE HCL 70 61 74 133
METFORMIN HCL 70 55 74 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 68 76 170
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 63 77 44
MULTAQ 62 61 78 41
CYMBALTA 61 37 79 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 59 R 79 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 43 81 107
METOLAZONE 59 43 82 88
FINASTERIDE 58 58 83 111
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 84 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 51 85 96
FAMOTIDINE 52 40 85 65
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 46 87 197
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.