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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 200

$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 200

1,324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Kentucky
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kentucky
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,957 1,466 412 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,315 901 270 2 1
CLOPIDOGREL 959 677 184 3 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 928 672 206 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 699 581 159 5 6
NITROSTAT 579 347 310 10 6 21
SIMVASTATIN 538 399 108 7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448 306 87 8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440 332 84 9 7
CARVEDILOL 420 247 84 10 4
ATENOLOL 402 270 88 11 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378 323 82 12 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 347 286 56 13 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 229 73 14 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273 185 49 15 13
RANITIDINE HCL 236 143 57 16 46
CLONIDINE HCL 231 180 62 17 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 184 66 18 17
DIGOX 191 164 36 19 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 180 111 39 20 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 136 38 21 12
CRESTOR 161 124 34 22 14
AMIODARONE HCL 154 93 35 23 20
XARELTO 123 96 23 24 23
RAMIPRIL 121 91 26 25 26
OMEPRAZOLE 109 78 26 26 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99 83 28 27 31
CILOSTAZOL 85 54 24 28 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 78* 22 29 30
DIOVAN 79 62 15 30 36
DIGOXIN 77 66 16 31 38
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 74 43 19 32 87
PRADAXA 74 61 19 32 32
MULTAQ 74 48 17 32 54
FENOFIBRATE* 71 34 13 35 43
KLOR-CON M10 69 47 13 36 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 54 17 37 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 51 15 37 58
RANEXA 68 63* 17 37 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 48 14 40 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 45 14 41 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53 41 13 42 28
NEXIUM 52 40 11 43 53
LOVAZA 51 27 11 44 57
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Aug. 20, 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.