Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

JEFFREY SCHOONDYKE M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 329

$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 329

1,144 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 866 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 1,144 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

6% of this provider’s 866 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 1,144 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$228K

2012

$366K

2013

$446K

2014

$484K

2015

Number of Claims

4,142

2012

8,432

2013

8,912

2014

10,105

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

832

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

219

patients, 19% of all patients

1 9
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

665

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

646

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

178

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

8 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

9 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6
EFFIENT

Used to prevent strokes, he... +

Used to prevent strokes, heart attacks, or other serious problems with your heart or blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

11 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

13 24
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

15 21
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

16 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O 17 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

18 14
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

19 16
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

21 33
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 39
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

R 23 40
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

23 12
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

25 64
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

27 84
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

28 76
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

29 59
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 30 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

31 11
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 18
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE

Replaces certain hormones w... +

Replaces certain hormones when the body does not make enough, such as in Addison's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 128
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 82
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 177
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 103
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 April 27, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.