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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 200

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 200

1,300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,300 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,300 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LISINOPRIL 1,860 1,337 393 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,595 1,192 295 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,467 1,102 235 3 28
OMEPRAZOLE 1,286 943 284 4 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,278 861 281 S3 5 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 989 783 177 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 969 631 209 7 48
CLOPIDOGREL 841 544 146 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 775 617 155 9 11
CARVEDILOL 750 566 151 10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 737 529 156 11 17
ATENOLOL 735 520 166 12 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 703 507 170 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 643 499 90 14 10
GABAPENTIN 597 379 129 15 52
PREDNISONE 593 406 343 16 76
CRESTOR 593 366 112 16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 589 414 132 18 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 542 317 167 19 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533 396 98 20 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490 361 95 21 5
MELOXICAM 487 304 175 22 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 472 330 123 23 16
CLONAZEPAM 461 253 107 B 24 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 442 338 89 25 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 409 248 291 26 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 387 286 73 27 9
NEXIUM 386 243 73 28 53
TRAMADOL HCL 376 244 92 29 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 372 281 81 30 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 369 297 82 31 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368 235 94 32 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 365 241 76 33 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 362 238 103 34 60
CEFUROXIME 361 240 283 35 104
CITALOPRAM HBR 359 220 82 36 67
ALPRAZOLAM 339 225 70 B 37 50
SERTRALINE HCL 322 259 53 38 70
FENOFIBRATE* 320 179 67 39 43
DIAZEPAM 312 195 65 B 40 88
PROAIR HFA 290 179 94 41 100
NITROSTAT 288 168 197 42 21
ALLOPURINOL 278 209 60 43 74
TRAZODONE HCL 266 168 55 44 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 262 250 45 45 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241 124 51 46 37
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 239 146 49 47 129
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 237 178 35 R 48 120
LEVOFLOXACIN 234 185 157 49 103
SOTALOL 231 181 44 50 24
JANUVIA 210 118 40 51 91
CLONIDINE HCL 208 94 41 52 42
METOLAZONE 197 142 51 53 89
LANTUS 196 165 47 54 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 191 136 40 55 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 189 125 50 R 56 138
SPIRIVA 189 112 45 56 99
DIOVAN 182 132 37 58 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 150 36 59 7
ZETIA 170 126 33 60 33
LOVASTATIN 169 116 37 61 65
FENOFIBRATE* 164 102 34 62 43
NAMENDA 164 164 21 62 125
GLIPIZIDE 159 137 32 64 153
KLOR-CON M20 156 136 35 65 34
IBUPROFEN 153 94 47 66 132
MIRTAZAPINE 153 148* 27 66 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150 98 121 68 158
NIFEDIPINE ER 146 108 29 69 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144 89 34 R 70 159
FINASTERIDE 144 123 20 70 159
NIASPAN 141 112 27 72 51
HYDROXYZINE HCL 138 102 46 R 73 164
PROMETHAZINE HCL 137 100 61 R 74 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 76 23 A 75 165
KLOR-CON M10 131 78 26 76 98
LACTULOSE 128 78 23 77 130
VENTOLIN HFA 114 65 37 78 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 84 28 78 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 51 36 80 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 111 78 29 81 114
ABILIFY 111 <11 <11 A 81 171
CELEBREX 110 97 21 83 149
PAROXETINE HCL 109 81 28 84 149
TRILIPIX 108 51 23 85 131
MEGESTROL ACETATE 108 103* 29 R 85 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 63 22 87 173
VERAPAMIL ER 106 77 22 88 73
SYMBICORT 104 79 35 89 174
LOVAZA 102 84 18 90 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 102 81 27 S3 90 175
CEFDINIR 102 65 73 90 175
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 80 23 93 83
INSULIN SYRINGE* 101 67 21 93 136
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 82 41 95 178
LORAZEPAM 99 88 16 B 95 85
RISPERIDONE 98 80 13 A 97 179
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 98 93* 28 97 179
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 98 75 16 97 135
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 81 27 100 18
LANSOPRAZOLE 96 83 17 100 128
INSULIN SYRINGE* 95 59 26 102 136
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 93 55 24 103 181
GEMFIBROZIL 93 63 19 103 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 72 14 105 120
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91 86* 22 106 182
COLCRYS 91 68 19 106 159
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87 59 19 108 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 81* 15 109 124
HYDROCORTISONE 86 31 11 109 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 80* 16 111 185
ONGLYZA 85 73 16 111 185
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 59 16 113 44
DIGOX 81 62 14 114 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 80 45 22 115 112
NOVOLIN R 79 65 19 116 188
COMBIVENT 78 40 31 117 190
DILTIAZEM HCL 78 50 20 117 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 44 11 117 190
FAMOTIDINE* 75 42 15 120 111
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 44 15 120 194
LEVEMIR 74 30 15 122 195
NYSTATIN 71 66* 23 123 199
CYMBALTA 71 33 14 123 199
FENTANYL 70 65* 12 S2 125 201
SEROQUEL XR 66 <11 <11 A 126 206
SUCRALFATE 66 48 17 126 206
FLUCONAZOLE 64 29 39 128 159
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 52 12 129 209
LYRICA 63 16 14 129 209
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 39 16 129 31
CEFTRIAXONE* 62 57* 30 132 211
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62 50 33 132 211
DEXILANT 61 47 11 134 215
AVODART 61 56* 13 134 215
PREMARIN 60 34 14 R 136 218
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 <11 <11 137 219
MECLIZINE HCL 59 54* 30 137 167
PROCRIT 58 <11 <11 139 221
CEPHALEXIN 58 39 43 139 112
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 30 18 R 141 222
HALOPERIDOL 56 <11 <11 A 142 223
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 55 34 40 143 225
DETROL LA 53 42 13 144 227
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 29 28 144 227
EXELON 53 <11 <11 144 227
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 34 13 S2 144 151
NYSTOP 51 30 13 148 231
FENOFIBRIC ACID 50 18 16 149 234
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 28 14 149 234
LEVETIRACETAM 50 <11 <11 149 234
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 May 31, 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.