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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist/Technologist Cardiovascular

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,057Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
SIMVASTATIN 1,490 1,434
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,106 1,054
EVISTA 899 847
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 873 832
PLAVIX 803 776
CLOPIDOGREL 757 733
ATENOLOL 753 720
WARFARIN SODIUM 625 588
NEXIUM 583 538
METFORMIN HCL 577 531
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527 502
LIDODERM 511 498
CARVEDILOL 494 411
FAMOTIDINE 482 466
DIGOXIN 461 411
CRESTOR 460 393
JANUVIA 453 420
AMIODARONE HCL 414 391
TAMSULOSIN HCL 397 384
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370 350
DIOVAN 350 314
FUROSEMIDE 340 336
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336 313
ALLOPURINOL 331 325
ACTOS 329 317
OMEPRAZOLE 324 306
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314 309
CILOSTAZOL 282 253
RANEXA 281 253
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 268 259
DONEPEZIL HCL 259 259
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 241
CELEBREX 240 234
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234 227
DIOVAN HCT 224 224
AGGRENOX 219 219 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 216 203
VOLTAREN 214 188
LISINOPRIL 205 194
BENICAR 196 182
SPIRIVA 186 186
MECLIZINE HCL 185 173
AVODART 181 181
LOVAZA 179 159
QUINIDINE GLUCONATE 158 158 10
ONGLYZA 155 147
SINGULAIR 151 149
LIPITOR 151 151
PATADAY 148 128
AMMONIUM LACTATE 147 145
TRICOR 142 133
NAMENDA 140 140
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 136 136
OLANZAPINE 121 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 119 119
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114 105 R
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 109 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 95
MICARDIS 99 99
BYSTOLIC 97 96
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 95
MIRTAZAPINE 92 83
MEGACE ES 92 92 R
HYDROCORTISONE 90 83
MULTAQ 84 84
VERAPAMIL ER 84 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 81
NASONEX 83 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 81 78 R
RAMIPRIL 80 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 77
MICARDIS HCT 77 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 76
LIDOCAINE 74 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69
RANITIDINE HCL 69 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 68
ACTONEL 68 60
ACTOPLUS MET 67 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 64
PRADAXA 66 66
PROAIR HFA 65 54
SYMBICORT 65 57
AZITHROMYCIN 64 59
NITROSTAT 62 52
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 52 R
FORTEO 60 60
COLCRYS 58 58
PROCTOZONE-HC 58 54
BENICAR HCT 58 58
SINGLE USE SWAB 56 50
SOTALOL 56 44
CLARITHROMYCIN 56 53
FINASTERIDE 52 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 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 June 23, 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.