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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 335

$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 335

841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%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 Tennessee
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,052 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 901 808 1 27
CARVEDILOL 769 708 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 572 523 3 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405 371 4 3
COUMADIN 268 243 5 52
CLOPIDOGREL 248 232 6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229 210 7 16
ATENOLOL 208 171 8 15
SIMVASTATIN 206 183 9 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 190 10 11
LISINOPRIL 168 139 11 2
PLAVIX 164 160 12 12
DIGOXIN 160 141 13 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 121 14 46
RAMIPRIL 129 125 15 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 103 16 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114 114 17 5
CRESTOR 111 110 18 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 102 19 18
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 102 88 20 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 86 21 19
NITROSTAT 97 89 22 22
METOLAZONE 96 72 23 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 93 24 13
VERAPAMIL ER 87 62 25 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 77 69 26 87
LANOXIN 76 65 27 130
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72 70 28 36
RANITIDINE HCL 71 71 29 83
CLONIDINE HCL 68 67 30 33
RANEXA 63 61 31 25
KLOR-CON M20 63 63 31 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 33 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 33 45
LIPITOR 58 50 35 40
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 April 23, 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.