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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1019

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1019

817 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 13,093 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 27%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
CARVEDILOL 1,254 1,111 1 3
CLOPIDOGREL 1,195 1,108 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 985 935 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 855 819 4 15
PLAVIX 818 749 5 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 755 682 6 1
CRESTOR 587 540 7 13
SIMVASTATIN 431 428 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 392 378 9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 349 10 4
AMIODARONE HCL 343 333 11 22
LISINOPRIL 319 303 12 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300 276 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 246 14 8
RAMIPRIL 256 209 15 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 244 237 16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238 195 17 16
NITROSTAT 199 181 18 27
PRADAXA 188 185 19 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 166 20 28
MULTAQ 177 176 21 49
ZETIA 155 145 22 30
DIOVAN 136 133 23 20
DIGOXIN 134 134 24 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 132 120 25 47
DILTIAZEM ER 114 114 26 79
RANEXA 114 82 26 32
NIASPAN 114 109 26 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 107 29 48
ATENOLOL 109 109 30 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104 99 31 25
TRICOR 94 88 32 61
BUMETANIDE 87 81 33 74
ALLOPURINOL 87 87 33 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 77 35 23
LOVASTATIN 80 80 36 44
EFFIENT 79 77 37 53
DIOVAN HCT 67 67 38 39
XARELTO 63 63 39 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 57 40 18
BYSTOLIC 58 57 41 26
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 41 77
KLOR-CON M20 57 46 43 56
LOVAZA 55 53 44 60
CLONIDINE HCL 54 53 45 29
CILOSTAZOL 51 51 46 45
KLOR-CON 10 51 35 46 114
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 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.