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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,288Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 208

$320K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 208

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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 Kentucky
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,550 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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 Kentucky
DIGOXIN 388 376 1 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 384 375 2 7
CARVEDILOL 370 341 3 3
SPIRONOLACTONE 351 303 4 21
LISINOPRIL 343 300 5 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302 248 6 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 182 7 10
ATENOLOL 222 185 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 196 179 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 168 146 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167 143 11 5
PINDOLOL 161 149 10 12 145
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 122 13 13
CLOPIDOGREL 136 125 14 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 103 15 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 95 16 11
PLAVIX 119 100 17 12
CRESTOR 113 96 18 15
AMIODARONE HCL 102 99 19 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 67 20 17
BYSTOLIC 90 89 21 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90 90 21 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 81 23 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 70 24 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 66 25 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 55 26 35
SOTALOL 60 60 27 24
NITROSTAT 55 50 28 23
ZETIA 51 32 29 34
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 June 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.