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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1219

$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1219

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Florida
CRESTOR 1,575 1,403 246 1 12
CLOPIDOGREL 875 820 143 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 875 804 140 2 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 864 788 122 4 5
NEXIUM 827 729 133 5 49
METFORMIN HCL 726 620 108 6 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 719 675 108 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 709 676 117 8 9
ALPRAZOLAM 683 650 119 B 9 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 631 529 114 10 82
NITROSTAT 596 521 167 10 11 24
SIMVASTATIN 576 533 87 12 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 552 512 82 13 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 546 526 97 14 17
VOLTAREN 504 439 107 15 85
TEMAZEPAM 483 437 101 B 16 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 480 460 81 17 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430 391 77 18 6
CARVEDILOL 425 389 57 19 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424 408 67 20 15
LIDODERM 417 345 82 21 108
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406 363 60 22 20
TRAMADOL HCL 403 367 100 23 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 396 396 73 24 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 396 319 81 24 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 394 333 58 26 34
IBUPROFEN 390 340 89 27 74
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 379 374* 56 28 63
DIOVAN 377 362 61 29 22
RANITIDINE HCL 375 346 64 30 54
ATENOLOL 363 333 43 31 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353 328 60 32 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 309 55 33 28
NAMENDA 310 291 47 34 77
CLONIDINE HCL 300 259 46 35 33
LISINOPRIL 299 268 51 36 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294 269 58 37 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 270 255 79 38 111
RANEXA 267 218 44 39 40
DIGOX 257 234 41 40 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253 216 44 41 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 245 240* 36 42 10
LOVAZA 244 222 36 43 58
MECLIZINE HCL 240 224 53 44 92
SERTRALINE HCL 235 230* 52 45 73
LYRICA 233 199 44 46 155
LANSOPRAZOLE 225 201 41 47 128
CELEBREX 225 179 46 47 123
GABAPENTIN 222 190 42 49 52
SPIRIVA 219 175 44 50 139
FENOFIBRATE* 218 176 44 51 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212 194 39 52 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210 185 59 53 97
CYMBALTA 206 159 34 54 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 134 33 55 37
EXFORGE 172 167* 28 56 95
EXELON 164 152 27 57 159
CILOSTAZOL 163 151 29 58 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 156 151* 42 59 124
PROAIR HFA 156 145 49 59 127
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 155 129 22 61 60
AZITHROMYCIN 153 133 121 62 68
NOVOLIN 70-30 149 111 21 63 162
CLONAZEPAM 145 103 29 B 64 96
LANTUS 143 110 21 65 120
BACLOFEN 140 135* 57 66 217
BENICAR 137 116 17 67 78
EXFORGE HCT 137 124 21 67 141
BENICAR HCT 136 131* 23 69 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 131* 29 69 55
AMMONIUM LACTATE 135 124 36 71 209
ALLOPURINOL 133 128* 17 72 56
DEXILANT 129 124* 19 73 144
DIOVAN HCT 124 110 33 74 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 98 19 75 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 120 102 15 76 94
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 116 85 18 R 77 138
DIGOXIN 114 109* 19 78 36
GLIPIZIDE 114 103 15 78 98
DICYCLOMINE HCL 113 90 30 80 143
PAROXETINE HCL 111 111 18 81 103
SYMBICORT 107 81 26 82 167
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 106 101* 22 B 83 130
SYNTHROID 105 100* 15 84 70
LORAZEPAM 105 100* 25 B 84 61
ABILIFY 105 73 21 A 84 168
BUMETANIDE 100 95* 17 87 67
NASONEX 97 73 18 88 229
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 95 84 29 89 287
COMBIVENT 95 82 27 89 287
JANUVIA 95 90* 14 89 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 70 17 92 205
NAPROXEN 92 75 25 93 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 79 15 94 23
VESICARE 91 86* 12 94 218
SOTALOL 90 90 11 96 32
PRADAXA 90 90 12 96 27
PENTOXIFYLLINE 89 76 13 98 151
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 83* 28 99 207
FAMOTIDINE* 84 84 16 100 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 78* 12 101 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 76* 56 102 196
JANUMET 79 64 12 103 192
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 65 12 104 191
METOLAZONE 76 71* 20 105 125
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74 69* 14 R 106 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 45 23 R 106 175
AGGRENOX 74 74 12 106 302
KLOR-CON 10 72 67* 22 109 101
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 71 71 14 110 255
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 64* 17 111 212
PROCTOZONE-HC 69 64* 12 111 269
BYSTOLIC 66 <11 <11 113 35
LACTULOSE 65 60* 22 114 156
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 65 18 R 114 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 <11 <11 116 89
DETROL LA 60 <11 <11 117 323
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 60 11 117 194
PREDNISONE 60 46 14 117 100
LIDOCAINE 59 44 31 120 259
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59 <11 <11 120 188
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 <11 <11 120 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 <11 <11 120 41
FINASTERIDE 58 58 15 124 106
MELOXICAM 57 42 11 125 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE 57 <11 <11 125 329
COUMADIN 56 <11 <11 127 84
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 <11 <11 128 200
ONGLYZA 55 <11 <11 128 223
KETOCONAZOLE 55 41 24 128 153
SURE COMFORT* 53 48* 13 131 249
VIAGRA 53 <11 <11 131 118
MUPIROCIN* 51 46* 27 133 165
SEROQUEL XR 50 <11 <11 A 134 221
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 45* 23 134 181
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 Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.