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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,276Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 273

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 273

1,323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 Louisiana
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,323 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,323 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 19,341 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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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 Louisiana
CARVEDILOL 1,276 1,051 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,134 1,039 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,108 1,053 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,054 893 4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,007 873 5 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 959 830 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 925 786 7 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 759 648 8 20
CLOPIDOGREL 714 657 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543 475 10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 504 446 11 1
PLAVIX 480 445 12 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 477 404 13 19
AMIODARONE HCL 456 410 14 23
CRESTOR 438 364 15 14
LOVASTATIN 428 386 16 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 416 393 17 13
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 389 358 10 18 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323 298 19 11
ATENOLOL 270 240 20 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 220 21 16
OMEPRAZOLE 246 207 22 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 190 23 59
DIOVAN 234 213 24 21
DIGOXIN 231 201 25 15
RAMIPRIL 227 190 26 24
NEXIUM 226 188 27 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 132 28 18
FELODIPINE ER 182 173 29 102
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 172 149 30 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 166 134 31 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 153 121 32 35
NITROSTAT 147 125 33 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146 139 34 55
SOTALOL 142 125 35 27
LIPITOR 140 127 36 29
TORSEMIDE 137 112 37 65
GABAPENTIN 135 107 38 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130 104 39 31
CLONIDINE HCL 129 104 40 32
ALLOPURINOL 124 115 41 79
TIKOSYN 117 57 42 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 93 43 41
COUMADIN 114 105 44 50
RANEXA 106 84 45 37
PACERONE 103 86 46 85
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 103 95 46 25
VERAPAMIL ER 101 84 48 64
ZETIA 100 86 49 30
BYSTOLIC 97 81 50 26
CEPHALEXIN 96 83 51 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 89 52 38
PRADAXA 89 88 53 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 75 54 47
QUINAPRIL HCL 87 85 54 76
RANITIDINE HCL 83 59 56 78
GEMFIBROZIL 81 60 57 83
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81 75 57 49
CILOSTAZOL 69 57 59 56
INDAPAMIDE 69 60 59 193
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 59 61 86
XARELTO 65 49 62 61
DILTIAZEM ER 64 64 63 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 64 40
LYRICA 61 52 65 156
DIOVAN HCT 61 57 65 58
NIASPAN 61 49 65 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 54 68 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 44 69 77
TRILIPIX 57 43 70 75
KLOR-CON M20 57 23 70 39
BENICAR 56 56 72 88
MUPIROCIN 56 45 72 242
LANOXIN 55 49 74 104
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 39 S3 75 48
TOPROL XL 53 53 75 159
MULTAQ 52 40 77 52
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 Dec. 10, 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.