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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1211

$450K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1211

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,206 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 Florida
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426 387 1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414 383 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393 370 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 355 340 4 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 244 5 17
CARVEDILOL 235 230 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 221 7 12
LISINOPRIL 215 192 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 196 9 18
CLOPIDOGREL 193 178 10 10
PLAVIX 171 161 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 153 12 8
FUROSEMIDE 138 130 13 7
DIOVAN 131 122 14 21
CRESTOR 131 130 14 11
FENOFIBRATE 124 111 16 42
LIPITOR 110 101 17 38
LOVASTATIN 105 105 18 37
ZETIA 101 89 19 31
RAMIPRIL 98 98 20 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 73 21 5
OMEPRAZOLE 87 86 22 20
CLONIDINE HCL 80 79 23 34
ATENOLOL 79 79 24 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78 78 25 22
LABETALOL HCL 76 67 26 79
METFORMIN HCL 73 73 27 27
RANEXA 72 70 28 40
DIGOXIN 69 69 29 15
SYNTHROID 68 68 30 64
SOTALOL 66 64 31 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 63 32 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61 61 33 19
JANUVIA 60 58 34 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 60 34 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 56 36 47
ALLOPURINOL 56 56 36 59
PRADAXA 55 55 38 23
CAPTOPRIL 55 55 38 212
NEXIUM 53 53 40 41
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 41 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 49 41 16
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 10, 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.