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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1448

$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 273 out of 1448

975 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

4% of this provider’s 975 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 8,479 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
CARVEDILOL 793 649 1 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 736 642 2 16
FUROSEMIDE 663 612 3 7
LISINOPRIL 578 543 4 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 502 439 5 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 362 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362 306 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 304 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 301 259 9 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 242 10 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 197 11 6
DIOVAN 225 204 12 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 221 175 13 55
AMIODARONE HCL 219 216 14 22
CLOPIDOGREL 195 170 15 10
KLOR-CON 8 177 144 16 70
ATENOLOL 177 153 16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 147 18 19
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 162 136 19 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 143 20 4
MULTAQ 145 143 21 57
PLAVIX 126 108 22 14
NITROSTAT 122 110 23 31
RANEXA 103 99 24 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101 73 25 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 88 25 48
PRADAXA 97 97 27 27
DIGOXIN 94 67 28 13
LOVASTATIN 94 77 28 35
KLOR-CON 10 92 79 30 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 77 31 34
OMEPRAZOLE 88 75 32 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 79 S3 33 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 66 34 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 52 35 26
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 April 16, 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.