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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 105

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 105

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,427 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 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 Arkansas
RANEXA 1,724 1,124 10 1 22
CARVEDILOL 1,163 914 2 3
LISINOPRIL 866 607 3 1
BYSTOLIC 833 664 4 26
DIOVAN 474 369 5 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 381 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 423 356 7 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 380 296 8 9
EXFORGE 360 338 9 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 254 10 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293 274 11 18
CLONIDINE HCL 276 215 12 42
CLOPIDOGREL 248 191 13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240 192 14 6
AMIODARONE HCL 236 195 15 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 235 202 16 41
PRADAXA 231 216 17 25
DIGOXIN 199 173 18 16
SIMVASTATIN 198 170 19 5
PLAVIX 187 155 20 10
NITROSTAT 180 115 21 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 144 22 13
CRESTOR 172 122 23 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 139 24 4
DIOVAN HCT 124 114 25 58
PACERONE 117 110 26 49
FENOFIBRATE 104 76 27 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 81 28 17
PROPAFENONE HCL 80 73 29 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 63 30 24
DEXILANT 69 30 31 108
SOTALOL 68 64 32 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 56 33 12
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 65 45 34 68
KLOR-CON M20 50 39 35 37
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 Nov. 20, 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.