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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1448

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1448

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 Average for
this specialty
in California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,823 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in California
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 1,013 972 10 1 65
DIOVAN 806 793 2 15
BYSTOLIC 767 744 3 32
CRESTOR 621 576 4 17
CLONIDINE HCL 614 587 5 45
NEXIUM 555 536 6 49
FUROSEMIDE 479 461 7 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 461 440 8 16
ALLOPURINOL 429 394 9 43
DIOVAN HCT 399 388 10 29
AMIODARONE HCL 377 374 11 22
ATENOLOL 371 361 12 12
RANEXA 365 365 13 37
CARVEDILOL 358 312 14 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 351 318 15 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349 308 16 21
COREG CR 341 335 10 17 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 333 309 18 24
LIDODERM 323 322 19 81
PRADAXA 320 311 20 27
LOVAZA 308 277 21 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299 297 22 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264 238 23 4
TRAMADOL HCL 261 254 24 56
SIMVASTATIN 250 240 25 3
CAPTOPRIL 240 236 26 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 228 27 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 187 28 8
LABETALOL HCL 218 209 29 100
PLAVIX 211 198 30 14
VOLTAREN 199 187 31 107
CLOPIDOGREL 198 191 32 10
DIGOXIN 198 150 32 13
MICARDIS 197 185 34 143
EXFORGE 193 174 35 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 170 36 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183 177 37 19
NITROLINGUAL 178 177 10 38 187
RYTHMOL SR 164 164 10 39 284
PROAIR HFA 155 136 40 104
BENICAR HCT 154 149 41 84
METFORMIN HCL 151 123 42 25
DEXILANT 146 135 43 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 141 141 44 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 125 45 11
AZOR 127 127 46 125
GUANFACINE HCL 127 110 R 46 199
TEKTURNA 125 117 48 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 121 49 66
LIPITOR 121 116 50 30
COUMADIN 120 105 51 101
CELEBREX 117 117 52 77
XARELTO 117 108 52 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 104 52 44
ULORIC 115 115 55 146
ZETIA 115 114 55 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 112 112 57 55
BENICAR 112 105 57 50
SYNTHROID 109 109 59 90
NITROSTAT 109 108 59 31
AMITIZA 108 107 61 189
MECLIZINE HCL 103 103 62 108
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 102 63 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 100 64 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 90 S3 65 33
OMEPRAZOLE 97 84 66 23
EDARBYCLOR 96 84 10 67 325
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 96 67 48
JANUMET 96 84 67 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 85 70 18
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 95 95 70 63
PROPAFENONE HCL 95 94 70 62
SPIRIVA 95 95 70 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 94 74 42
SINGULAIR 94 92 74 91
TORSEMIDE 93 66 76 117
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 91 88 77 53
SOTALOL 88 88 78 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87 79 38
MICARDIS HCT 83 83 80 185
LYRICA 83 83 80 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 72 82 122
TRICOR 82 70 82 94
JANUVIA 82 81 82 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 80 85 150
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 86 68
LUNESTA 78 67 87 218
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 78 87 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 48 89 26
CALCITRIOL 73 73 90 203
ACIPHEX 73 73 90 174
WELCHOL 67 66 92 103
NATEGLINIDE 66 66 93 160
DILTIAZEM ER 65 65 94 78
METOLAZONE 64 53 95 124
RANITIDINE HCL 62 56 96 109
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60 54 97 72
NASONEX 60 60 97 155
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 99 61
BUMETANIDE 56 52 100 149
LEXAPRO 55 52 101 163
NITROGLYCERIN 55 55 10 101 278
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 101 88
AVODART 54 54 104 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 54 104 130
TRAZODONE HCL 53 53 106 128
CLONIDINE 53 53 106 192
EFFIENT 52 50 108 69
KLOR-CON 8 52 41 108 70
GABAPENTIN 52 50 108 51
GLUMETZA 50 50 111 389
ANTARA 50 50 111 277
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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.