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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1448

$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 1448

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

13% of this provider’s 503 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 10,612 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$44 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
LISINOPRIL 644 619 1 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 565 541 2 18
LOVASTATIN 546 536 3 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 407 402 4 21
SIMVASTATIN 364 364 5 3
ATENOLOL 329 317 6 12
FENOFIBRATE 297 265 7 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297 296 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 276 276 9 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251 234 S3 10 33
OMEPRAZOLE 206 203 11 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 184 12 6
FELODIPINE ER 202 200 13 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177 171 14 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 155 15 34
ALLOPURINOL 161 161 16 43
FUROSEMIDE 160 154 17 7
GABAPENTIN 141 139 18 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 134 19 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 132 20 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 127 21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 113 22 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 123 23 46
DIGOXIN 117 117 24 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103 97 25 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 94 26 79
AZITHROMYCIN 88 80 27 76
FINASTERIDE 87 87 28 141
ZETIA 85 85 29 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 83 30 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 70 31 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 80 32 42
GLYBURIDE 80 80 R 33 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 79 34 210
CLONIDINE HCL 78 67 35 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 73 36 129
DIOVAN 76 76 36 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 73 38 16
ALPRAZOLAM 72 55 39 235
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 69 40 55
RANITIDINE HCL 68 68 41 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 65 42 68
CARVEDILOL 63 63 43 1
LEVOXYL 62 62 44 213
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 62 44 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 62 R 44 153
RAMIPRIL 61 61 47 36
TRAMADOL HCL 60 60 48 56
GLIPIZIDE 59 59 49 75
CAPTOPRIL 57 57 50 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 54 51 48
NAMENDA 53 53 52 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 48 53 26
SYNTHROID 52 48 53 90
VYTORIN 51 44 55 71
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 June 30, 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.