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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 345

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 345

1,115 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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 Tennessee
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,115 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,115 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 Tennessee
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,481 1,227 321 1 7
CARVEDILOL 1,146 769 223 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 933 780 214 3 5
CRESTOR 917 773 183 4 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 882 757 181 5 9
CLOPIDOGREL 817 681 168 6 2
ZETIA 799 637 154 10 7 36
SIMVASTATIN 702 601 156 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 700 495 159 9 6
NIASPAN 616 546 135 10 10 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 599 487 134 11 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 594 343 140 12 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 575 305 121 13 17
DIGOX 462 295 102 14 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424 288 98 15 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 422 337 75 16 11
LISINOPRIL 415 287 91 17 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 410 350 93 18 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 324 101 19 18
PRADAXA 353 321 67 20 29
RAMIPRIL 335 306 62 21 23
AMIODARONE HCL 331 268 98 22 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 255 63 23 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 224 67 24 3
RANEXA 264 196 54 25 24
OMEPRAZOLE 258 210 60 26 27
CAPTOPRIL 247 161 50 27 107
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241 194 54 28 34
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 221 189 51 29 56
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 199 118 53 30 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 190 161 50 31 28
SOTALOL 181 158 36 32 22
DIGOXIN 178 86 47 33 35
WELCHOL 174 151 41 34 96
CILOSTAZOL 163 137 37 35 68
EFFIENT 156 112 29 36 42
MULTAQ 145 140* 38 37 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 109 32 38 44
KLOR-CON M20 117 58 33 39 39
CHLORTHALIDONE 115 110* 27 40 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 108 26 41 75
NITROSTAT 105 86 86 42 20
FAMOTIDINE* 100 88 24 43 72
CLONIDINE HCL 96 79 23 44 32
ALPRAZOLAM 93 71 34 B 45 65
ALLOPURINOL 89 62 26 46 62
XARELTO 74 69* 17 47 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 59 22 47 41
NIACIN ER 73 59 46 49 165
LOVAZA 72 42 18 50 82
PROPAFENONE HCL 69 64* 14 51 49
DIOVAN 69 64* 17 51 33
NEXIUM 68 43 15 53 74
METFORMIN HCL 67 62* 17 54 69
VYTORIN 66 54 13 55 95
ATENOLOL 65 50 12 56 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 41 11 57 97
FENOFIBRATE* 60 49 12 58 45
TIKOSYN 56 <11 <11 59 76
FENOFIBRATE* 56 40 14 59 45
EPLERENONE 56 <11 <11 59 105
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 35 11 62 89
COLCRYS 52 <11 <11 62 195
VERAPAMIL ER 51 <11 <11 64 60
TRAMADOL HCL 50 39 31 65 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 65 40
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.