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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 133

$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 133

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,694 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 Kansas
SIMVASTATIN 906 866 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 667 640 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 637 585 3 6
CARVEDILOL 591 543 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 509 465 5 14
ATENOLOL 465 412 6 16
CLOPIDOGREL 439 408 7 9
LISINOPRIL 424 357 8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 380 349 9 8
BYSTOLIC 344 312 10 30
PLAVIX 311 284 11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 268 12 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 236 13 20
BUMETANIDE 239 228 14 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 214 15 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 180 16 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 187 17 15
SOTALOL 173 167 18 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 143 143 19 43
NITROSTAT 141 122 20 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 125 21 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 100 21 21
KLOR-CON M20 129 123 23 28
OMEPRAZOLE 108 100 24 41
DIGOXIN 108 98 24 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 100 26 7
VERAPAMIL ER 93 93 27 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 92 28 66
AMIODARONE HCL 89 88 29 23
MULTAQ 84 84 30 52
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 81 80 31 26
EFFIENT 80 53 32 38
CLONIDINE HCL 79 79 33 42
DIOVAN 78 78 34 44
LIPITOR 75 68 35 49
CRESTOR 75 71 35 19
PRADAXA 71 64 37 25
VYTORIN 70 70 38 57
KLOR-CON M10 64 64 39 69
DILTIAZEM ER 61 56 40 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 41 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 58 41 33
ALLOPURINOL 55 55 43 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 44 34
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 16, 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.