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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 285

$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 285

911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 Connecticut
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,723 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 30%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Connecticut
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 671 524 1 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 626 547 2 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 600 523 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529 442 4 4
CRESTOR 495 407 5 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336 294 6 2
NITROSTAT 317 246 7 31
FUROSEMIDE 295 259 8 6
CARVEDILOL 294 251 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 268 10 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 256 226 11 16
LISINOPRIL 241 216 12 5
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 225 180 13 47
DIGOXIN 199 193 14 12
RANEXA 184 149 15 32
DIOVAN 178 170 16 15
CLOPIDOGREL 172 149 17 13
ATENOLOL 169 164 18 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 131 19 17
BYSTOLIC 143 128 20 23
PLAVIX 136 128 21 18
AZOR 131 127 22 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 85 23 14
ZETIA 108 84 24 21
BENICAR 108 102 24 43
RAMIPRIL 105 96 26 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 81 27 30
TORSEMIDE 91 64 28 50
LOVAZA 68 45 29 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 62 30 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 52 31 52
SIMVASTATIN 60 55 32 8
BENICAR HCT 60 45 32 61
LOVASTATIN 59 55 34 38
FENOFIBRATE 56 50 35 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 45 36 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 45 37 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 33 38 49
LIPITOR 50 44 38 22
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 July 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.