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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 1211

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 191 out of 1211

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 474 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 5,611 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 28%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 Florida
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 398 354 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 364 337 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 235 216 3 1
LISINOPRIL 217 207 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 214 194 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198 174 6 2
CARVEDILOL 194 172 7 3
DIGOXIN 177 150 8 15
CLOPIDOGREL 175 145 9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 164 10 9
AMIODARONE HCL 166 166 11 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 145 12 19
CRESTOR 141 140 13 11
PLAVIX 138 116 14 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 112 15 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 108 16 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 113 112 17 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 97 18 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 75 19 12
CLONIDINE HCL 85 78 20 34
SOTALOL 78 78 21 33
PACERONE 71 63 22 129
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 60 22 32
TIKOSYN 69 69 24 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 68 25 18
RAMIPRIL 63 57 26 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 59 27 24
ATENOLOL 59 55 28 13
BENICAR 55 51 29 69
BUMETANIDE 51 49 30 71
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 May 1, 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.