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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 1448

$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 1448

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

4% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,543 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347 317 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 281 251 2 3
ATENOLOL 249 228 3 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223 193 S3 4 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 193 5 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 181 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 191 184 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 182 158 8 23
LISINOPRIL 180 156 9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176 164 10 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 151 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 148 12 4
BENAZEPRIL HCL 162 136 13 26
METFORMIN HCL 152 139 14 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 111 15 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 99 16 24
ALLOPURINOL 116 94 17 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113 18 68
CLONIDINE HCL 112 97 19 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 98 20 6
DIOVAN 109 102 21 15
CLOPIDOGREL 108 95 22 10
PLAVIX 106 96 23 14
NEXIUM 103 78 24 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 93 25 46
GABAPENTIN 89 78 26 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 81 27 65
CRESTOR 82 69 28 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 80 28 20
CARVEDILOL 80 68 30 1
GLYBURIDE 77 77 R 31 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 75 32 16
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 71 S3 33 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 58 34 18
IBUPROFEN 68 61 35 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 51 36 67
AMIODARONE HCL 60 58 37 22
GLIPIZIDE 59 51 38 75
PREDNISONE 59 55 38 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 40 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 52 41 48
SPIRIVA 55 37 41 97
NOVOLOG 55 45 41 257
DIOVAN HCT 53 47 44 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 42 44 131
AZITHROMYCIN 52 47 46 76
LYRICA 50 49 47 159
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 9, 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.