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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1448

$379K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 1448

556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

10% of this provider’s 556 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 8,919 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
SIMVASTATIN 593 588 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 523 499 2 21
LISINOPRIL 460 454 3 5
LOVASTATIN 393 379 4 35
FUROSEMIDE 295 292 5 7
ATENOLOL 292 290 6 12
METFORMIN HCL 232 225 7 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 209 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210 207 9 2
CAPTOPRIL 164 162 10 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 154 11 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 156 12 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 144 13 19
OMEPRAZOLE 150 150 14 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 122 S3 15 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 132 16 11
AZITHROMYCIN 132 132 17 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 131 127 18 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 115 19 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 124 20 20
LEVOXYL 119 103 21 213
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 105 22 16
CLOPIDOGREL 102 98 23 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 96 24 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 84 25 42
PROAIR HFA 86 86 25 104
PAROXETINE HCL 82 82 27 121
PLAVIX 82 79 27 14
CARVEDILOL 80 79 29 1
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77 77 30 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 72 31 137
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 32 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 68 33 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 66 34 26
SERTRALINE HCL 65 63 35 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 65 35 52
ALPRAZOLAM 65 65 35 235
AMOXICILLIN 62 60 38 142
DIGOXIN 61 61 39 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 60 40 151
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 58 41 74
CEPHALEXIN 54 50 42 138
ALLOPURINOL 53 52 43 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 44 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 March 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.