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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1448

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1448

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,297 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458 427 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 392 360 2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368 355 3 6
DIOVAN 360 347 4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 314 5 2
CRESTOR 304 295 6 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295 288 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 266 246 8 8
LOVAZA 254 233 9 39
NIASPAN 244 236 10 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242 229 11 21
ATENOLOL 230 218 12 12
OMEPRAZOLE 225 199 13 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223 223 14 20
FUROSEMIDE 198 187 15 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193 186 16 16
METFORMIN HCL 191 178 17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 137 18 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 113 19 34
SERTRALINE HCL 130 116 20 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 127 21 46
ALLOPURINOL 126 126 22 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 126 22 41
LIPITOR 121 113 24 30
LISINOPRIL 120 119 25 5
SYNTHROID 118 118 26 90
COUMADIN 117 109 27 101
CARVEDILOL 115 115 28 1
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 93 29 26
VOLTAREN 93 93 29 107
CLOPIDOGREL 91 90 31 10
MULTAQ 86 86 32 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 86 32 42
GABAPENTIN 82 82 34 51
TRICOR 80 64 35 94
WELCHOL 78 78 36 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 76 37 9
CLONIDINE 76 76 37 192
PLAVIX 74 74 39 14
RAMIPRIL 73 73 40 36
FENOFIBRATE 73 59 40 54
CLONIDINE HCL 71 71 42 45
AZITHROMYCIN 69 66 43 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 44 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 64 45 55
LYRICA 60 59 46 159
JANUVIA 59 59 47 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 59 47 68
DIGOXIN 58 58 49 13
NATEGLINIDE 56 56 50 160
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 53 51 65
PAROXETINE HCL 54 52 51 121
SOTALOL 53 53 53 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 52 54 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 55 48
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 Oct. 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.