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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 617

$246K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 617

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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 Illinois
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 6,369 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 Illinois
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 902 836 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 583 478 2 7
ATENOLOL 492 432 3 17
CLOPIDOGREL 424 375 4 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375 331 5 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353 291 6 5
PLAVIX 280 250 7 13
DIGOXIN 266 232 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263 211 9 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 254 214 10 22
LISINOPRIL 247 233 11 2
CARVEDILOL 220 159 12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 186 13 9
NITROSTAT 168 150 14 33
TORSEMIDE 160 146 15 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 154 151 16 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 132 17 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 141 133 18 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 122 111 19 6
AMIODARONE HCL 92 87 20 27
METOLAZONE 90 68 21 79
RANITIDINE HCL 83 76 22 65
KLOR-CON 10 73 55 23 58
SIMVASTATIN 71 52 24 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 55 25 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 52 26 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 50 27 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 44 27 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 Nov. 30, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.