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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 201

$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 201

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,308 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Alabama
CARVEDILOL 1,570 1,237 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 709 573 2 5
CLONIDINE HCL 583 419 3 38
FUROSEMIDE 448 317 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382 296 5 3
ATENOLOL 379 271 6 18
LISINOPRIL 359 218 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 252 8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311 245 9 15
DIGOXIN 268 219 10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251 193 11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 193 12 19
CLOPIDOGREL 242 195 13 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 195 161 14 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 137 15 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 183 119 16 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 123 17 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168 121 17 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 166 130 19 21
PLAVIX 127 115 20 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 87 21 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113 78 22 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100 73 23 51
PRADAXA 96 87 24 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 71 24 34
NITROSTAT 84 54 26 25
ALLOPURINOL 78 36 27 59
OMEPRAZOLE 78 51 27 24
METHYLDOPA 78 52 R 27 180
KLOR-CON M20 69 49 30 31
CARTIA XT 68 60 31 142
CRESTOR 67 52 32 17
DILTIAZEM ER 65 53 33 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 50 34 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 48 35 12
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 Oct. 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.