ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

46,107Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1448

$4.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1448

1,260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98%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

2% of this provider’s 1,260 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 45,659 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

65% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
BYSTOLIC 3,222 3,172 10 1 32
DIOVAN HCT 1,836 1,800 10 2 29
DIOVAN 1,724 1,723 10 3 15
CRESTOR 1,670 1,636 10 4 17
AMIODARONE HCL 1,353 1,352 10 5 22
LOVAZA 1,209 1,188 6 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,182 1,151 7 4
NEXIUM 920 917 8 49
TEKTURNA 906 900 10 9 106
DEXILANT 867 849 10 10 87
ATENOLOL 844 844 11 12
XARELTO 827 827 10 12 58
CARVEDILOL 799 799 13 1
ALLOPURINOL 785 772 14 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 774 771 15 21
CAPTOPRIL 770 770 10 16 115
FUROSEMIDE 728 728 17 7
RANEXA 709 709 10 18 37
ZETIA 690 683 19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 649 643 20 6
PLAVIX 608 608 21 14
BENICAR HCT 581 577 10 22 84
JANUMET 573 541 23 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 560 559 24 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 551 523 25 9
SIMVASTATIN 549 548 26 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 509 27 2
SYNTHROID 459 459 28 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 458 458 29 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 449 446 30 16
CLOPIDOGREL 430 426 31 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 402 396 32 34
METFORMIN HCL 398 384 33 25
BENICAR 397 393 34 50
LIPITOR 367 366 35 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 362 354 36 122
TRILIPIX 360 343 10 37 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 351 351 38 8
LIDODERM 349 349 39 81
ACTONEL 338 338 40 117
COREG CR 329 329 10 41 83
PROPRANOLOL HCL 313 308 42 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 302 302 43 74
PRADAXA 297 297 44 27
KLOR-CON 8 292 292 45 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 288 288 46 24
CYMBALTA 287 287 47 123
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279 279 48 19
EXFORGE 279 279 48 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271 271 50 11
MICARDIS HCT 270 270 10 51 185
ACIPHEX 264 263 52 174
SPIRIVA 248 248 53 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 247 54 42
EVISTA 246 246 55 134
OMEPRAZOLE 244 242 56 23
RAMIPRIL 243 232 57 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 241 58 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 231 231 59 148
JANUVIA 219 219 60 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 218 61 68
TRAMADOL HCL 207 207 62 56
MECLIZINE HCL 198 198 63 108
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 193 10 64 212
NITROLINGUAL 190 190 10 65 187
CREON 181 181 66 168
JANUMET XR 180 180 10 67 271
VYTORIN 179 179 68 71
LEXAPRO 173 171 69 163
MICARDIS 169 169 70 143
TRICOR 166 166 71 94
DALIRESP 162 162 72 234
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156 156 73 44
CLONIDINE HCL 140 140 74 45
BONIVA 139 139 75 167
SINGULAIR 139 139 75 91
CELEBREX 137 129 77 77
MULTAQ 137 128 77 57
ULORIC 135 135 79 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126 126 80 67
RANITIDINE HCL 118 118 81 109
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113 113 82 65
LUNESTA 112 112 83 218
AZOR 111 111 84 125
AVODART 111 111 84 120
AMITIZA 109 109 86 189
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 106 87 66
NATEGLINIDE 106 106 87 160
VERAPAMIL ER 105 97 89 88
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 103 102 90 72
COUMADIN 96 96 91 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 82 92 26
NITROSTAT 86 86 93 31
RAPAFLO 84 83 94 291
AGGRENOX 82 82 95 240
TOPROL XL 75 75 96 186
AZITHROMYCIN 75 74 96 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 75 96 41
ACTOPLUS MET 74 61 99 237
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 72 100 135
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 68 101 59
VOLTAREN 68 68 101 107
GABAPENTIN 67 67 103 51
LYRICA 66 66 104 159
NASONEX 66 66 104 155
PROAIR HFA 65 65 106 104
CILOSTAZOL 65 65 106 95
DIGOXIN 63 63 108 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 63 108 48
NAMENDA 62 62 110 93
PRIMIDONE 61 61 111 365
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 58 S3 112 33
CALCITRIOL 58 58 112 203
SERTRALINE HCL 55 55 114 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 55 R 114 214
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 55 114 61
DETROL LA 55 55 114 236
COLCRYS 54 51 118 183
ZALEPLON 54 54 118 380
MIDODRINE HCL 54 54 118 298
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 121 121
TEKTURNA HCT 52 52 122 275
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 52 122 191
EXFORGE HCT 51 51 124 172
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 124 116
VERAPAMIL ER PM 51 51 124 259
VESICARE 50 50 127 205
PRANDIN 50 50 127 225
LANTUS 50 50 127 111
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 22, 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.