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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 294

$429K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 294

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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 Maryland
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,736 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $84 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 Maryland
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395 366 1 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276 244 2 1
ATENOLOL 252 243 3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245 223 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 218 5 18
LISINOPRIL 219 210 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 215 201 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 188 8 11
CRESTOR 191 172 9 13
CARVEDILOL 176 160 10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 175 170 11 10
SIMVASTATIN 142 138 12 7
PLAVIX 136 134 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133 126 14 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 119 15 9
AMIODARONE HCL 95 85 16 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 67 17 28
DIGOXIN 75 75 18 16
PRADAXA 73 65 19 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 71 20 20
LIPITOR 71 64 21 33
RANEXA 71 71 21 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 53 23 15
RAMIPRIL 60 60 24 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 43 25 17
NITROSTAT 51 50 26 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 46 26 21
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 8, 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.