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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1448

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 1448

730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

3% of this provider’s 730 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 9,613 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

15 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 811 725 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 677 619 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 559 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 570 506 4 8
CARVEDILOL 518 470 5 1
CLOPIDOGREL 454 353 6 10
ATENOLOL 421 342 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 403 365 8 7
LISINOPRIL 358 293 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 305 10 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 298 260 11 16
PLAVIX 293 252 12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 264 13 19
DIGOXIN 266 227 14 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 201 15 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 230 16 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234 213 17 4
BENAZEPRIL HCL 228 213 18 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201 190 19 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 178 128 20 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 177 164 21 65
CRESTOR 160 160 22 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 128 23 38
PRADAXA 121 117 24 27
AMIODARONE HCL 100 83 25 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 88 26 44
LOVASTATIN 84 72 27 35
DIOVAN 82 62 28 15
FENOFIBRATE 79 68 29 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73 66 30 21
LANOXIN 69 69 31 178
LIPITOR 68 63 32 30
NITROSTAT 63 56 33 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 50 34 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 61 35 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 54 36 61
GEMFIBROZIL 56 56 37 127
METOLAZONE 56 54 37 124
KLOR-CON 8 54 54 39 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 48 40 55
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 48 40 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 49 42 67
BYSTOLIC 50 50 42 32
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 8, 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.