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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 643

$213K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 643

973 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 Ohio
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 Ohio
ATENOLOL 1,644 1,368 260 10 1 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,374 1,022 233 2 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,232 1,081 133 3 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 684 546 105 4 39
FUROSEMIDE 570 477 111 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 473 402 66 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 464 351 79 7 1
NITROSTAT 411 315 297 8 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400 307 66 9 19
LISINOPRIL 397 285 71 10 2
CLOPIDOGREL 271 197 43 11 3
CARVEDILOL 245 205 38 12 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 168 36 13 15
RAMIPRIL 197 186 34 14 26
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 186 131 33 15 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 139 33 16 7
DIGOX 121 93 19 17 18
KLOR-CON M10 104 85 24 18 76
SOTALOL 97 63 16 19 23
KLOR-CON M20 93 93 20 20 31
DIGOXIN 88 83* 17 21 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 75* 15 22 22
BYSTOLIC 76 71* 14 23 36
VERAPAMIL ER 75 75 11 24 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 57 11 25 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 <11 <11 26 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 47 11 27 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 <11 <11 28 17
VERAPAMIL HCL 60 46 11 29 232
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 <11 <11 30 52
AMIODARONE HCL 59 <11 <11 30 20
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. 29, 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.