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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 133

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 133

1,032 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,917 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Kansas
CARVEDILOL 737 701 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 697 656 2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 672 622 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607 554 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 602 590 5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 573 545 6 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 516 461 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 512 461 8 8
CLOPIDOGREL 354 316 9 9
LISINOPRIL 353 312 10 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 347 11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317 291 12 10
PLAVIX 312 288 13 12
AMIODARONE HCL 297 285 14 23
DIGOXIN 288 282 15 13
NITROSTAT 255 226 16 22
BYSTOLIC 216 186 17 30
NIASPAN 209 203 18 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 200 19 20
ATENOLOL 197 179 20 16
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 184 170 21 32
SOTALOL 182 167 22 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 182 177 22 36
CRESTOR 165 161 24 19
KLOR-CON M20 150 144 25 28
DILTIAZEM ER 142 141 26 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 111 27 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 117 116 28 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 104 29 15
VYTORIN 108 106 30 57
ZETIA 106 99 31 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 97 32 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 83 33 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 92 34 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 84 35 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 75 36 53
PROPAFENONE HCL 79 79 37 46
FAMOTIDINE 73 61 38 58
LANOXIN 68 58 39 76
LIPITOR 63 48 40 49
METOLAZONE 57 44 41 72
EFFIENT 52 39 42 38
COUMADIN 52 52 42 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 45 44 21
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 Oct. 19, 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.