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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 194

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 194

1,633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
1% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 38,693 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $36 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 4,600 4,296 10 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 3,523 3,253 10 2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,658 1,544 10 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,459 1,277 4 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,360 1,260 10 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 1,357 1,254 6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,331 1,145 7 10
ATENOLOL 1,303 1,162 8 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,285 1,098 9 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 996 938 10 20
FENOFIBRATE 822 699 11 36
CARVEDILOL 816 704 12 8
ASPIRIN EC 806 710 10 13 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 787 698 14 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 689 593 10 15 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 688 645 16 28
DIGOXIN 672 656 17 26
RANITIDINE HCL 670 610 18 22
SYNTHROID 660 627 19 17
OMEPRAZOLE 656 580 20 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 580 452 21 4
GABAPENTIN 521 475 22 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 517 495 23 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 516 478 24 30
PLAVIX 516 475 24 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461 443 26 15
CLOPIDOGREL 429 405 27 16
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424 382 10 28 111
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 402 381 10 29 70
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 378 339 30 54
AMIODARONE HCL 357 346 31 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 352 32 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 337 303 33 12
RAMIPRIL 294 266 34 33
LISINOPRIL 285 269 35 11
GLIPIZIDE XL 284 271 36 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 278 253 37 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 260 249 38 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 252 235 39 52
TRICOR 240 207 40 66
NABUMETONE 229 194 41 96
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 226 197 42 19
CAPTOPRIL 212 187 43 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 212 174 43 37
ZETIA 211 148 45 39
NIFEDICAL XL 196 165 46 101
CILOSTAZOL 191 188 47 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 178 48 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 177 167 49 67
QUINAPRIL HCL 156 138 50 58
CRESTOR 152 120 51 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 134 52 62
IRBESARTAN 147 118 52 31
SERTRALINE HCL 140 136 54 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 132 54 25
JANUVIA 139 123 56 82
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 134 114 R 57 56
AVAPRO 125 114 58 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 120 59 76
GLYBURIDE 121 114 R 60 94
DIOVAN HCT 119 96 61 35
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 116 99 R 62 129
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 114 83 63 119
CLONIDINE HCL 108 79 64 45
HUMULIN N 107 85 65 103
TRAMADOL HCL 103 99 66 95
VYTORIN 103 86 66 53
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 89 68 49
LABETALOL HCL 101 99 68 81
DIOVAN 98 98 70 32
FAMOTIDINE 98 88 70 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98 80 70 117
ASPIR-LOW 93 90 73 86
GLIPIZIDE 92 79 74 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 80 75 92
HUMULIN 70-30 86 86 75 88
NAMENDA 86 86 75 109
ALLOPURINOL 86 56 75 69
KLOR-CON 8 81 74 79 154
ACTOS 78 68 80 145
MECLIZINE HCL 77 64 81 85
EVISTA 77 77 81 83
VERAPAMIL ER 75 68 83 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 73 84 79
PAROXETINE HCL 71 71 85 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 50 R 86 155
PROPAFENONE HCL 70 66 86 89
LANTUS 67 53 88 74
ATACAND 67 67 88 68
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 66 66 90 71
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 49 91 77
NITROSTAT 56 54 91 50
LEVOXYL 55 55 93 59
PRADAXA 54 54 94 114
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 51 45 95 113
INDAPAMIDE 50 48 96 48
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 Dec. 13, 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.