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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 421

$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 421

705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,412 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728 684 1 4
CARVEDILOL 681 610 2 1
LISINOPRIL 460 407 3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 458 447 4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441 418 5 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 420 380 6 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 391 7 7
ZETIA 400 355 8 26
CRESTOR 390 324 9 15
TORSEMIDE 377 348 10 45
DIGOXIN 348 340 11 14
SIMVASTATIN 301 289 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268 235 13 3
FUROSEMIDE 226 211 14 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 208 15 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214 195 16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 201 183 17 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 167 18 18
PLAVIX 136 124 19 13
KLOR-CON M20 130 125 20 27
NIASPAN 125 118 21 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 114 22 41
DIOVAN 112 112 23 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 109 24 19
ATENOLOL 109 89 24 17
LOVASTATIN 104 104 26 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 92 27 34
LIPITOR 83 75 28 37
FAMOTIDINE 80 76 29 64
PRADAXA 79 75 30 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 77 31 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 72 32 36
OMEPRAZOLE 70 70 33 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 54 34 39
NITROSTAT 65 36 35 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 57 36 20
DIOVAN HCT 62 62 36 52
LANOXIN 57 57 38 113
LOVAZA 57 48 38 82
JANTOVEN 53 53 40 68
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.