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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1019

$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1019

1,411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,411 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,805 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

6 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 Texas
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 831 701 1 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 505 424 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433 393 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362 331 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 347 316 5 6
CLOPIDOGREL 346 307 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 319 285 7 5
PLAVIX 304 273 8 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 272 9 9
CRESTOR 250 229 10 13
CARVEDILOL 218 179 11 3
LISINOPRIL 203 180 12 2
HYDRALAZINE HCL 192 179 13 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 146 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 158 15 17
CILOSTAZOL 159 142 16 45
DIGOXIN 147 133 17 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 137 128 18 38
PROPAFENONE HCL 126 112 19 64
ATENOLOL 111 98 20 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 106 21 18
DIOVAN 94 79 22 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94 92 22 15
NITROSTAT 93 69 24 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 77 25 16
NEXIUM 85 74 26 52
SOTALOL 83 83 27 35
RAMIPRIL 78 66 28 21
AMIODARONE HCL 76 68 29 22
BYSTOLIC 71 62 30 26
MULTAQ 70 59 31 49
CLONIDINE HCL 70 61 31 29
LIPITOR 70 61 31 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 49 34 31
ZETIA 68 56 35 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 65 36 48
JANTOVEN 62 62 37 73
CEPHALEXIN 57 49 38 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 38 39 23
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 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.