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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 335

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 335

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,539 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
JANTOVEN 875 779 1 27
LISINOPRIL 628 493 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559 503 3 3
CARVEDILOL 511 379 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 507 413 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 384 335 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 372 308 7 5
COUMADIN 326 280 8 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307 236 9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 272 10 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284 229 11 11
CLOPIDOGREL 251 201 12 7
ATENOLOL 208 167 13 15
PLAVIX 196 166 14 12
AMIODARONE HCL 194 179 15 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 163 16 16
RAMIPRIL 171 155 17 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 146 18 10
DIGOXIN 134 91 19 14
NITROSTAT 124 98 20 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 67 21 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 85 22 13
CRESTOR 103 92 23 17
DIOVAN 92 83 24 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85 73 25 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 42 26 20
LIPITOR 68 61 27 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 61 28 30
CLONIDINE HCL 63 57 28 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 53 30 42
BYSTOLIC 52 52 31 31
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51 46 32 43
DIOVAN HCT 50 41 33 81
OMEPRAZOLE 50 34 33 29
PROPAFENONE HCL 50 50 33 50
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 17, 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.