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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1448

$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 1448

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,806 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$63 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 815 743 1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558 495 2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 524 450 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 501 468 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 360 333 5 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355 319 6 11
CARVEDILOL 309 258 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 260 224 8 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 230 9 19
DIOVAN 235 228 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 229 217 11 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 198 174 12 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 177 164 13 26
LIPITOR 175 161 14 30
LISINOPRIL 170 145 15 5
ZETIA 160 138 16 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 144 17 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 140 18 42
TRAMADOL HCL 134 116 19 56
CLOPIDOGREL 133 107 20 10
GLIPIZIDE 119 119 21 75
CLONIDINE HCL 117 106 22 45
PLAVIX 106 88 23 14
DIGOXIN 106 96 23 13
CRESTOR 103 85 25 17
LANTUS 100 87 26 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 83 27 18
AMIODARONE HCL 90 90 28 22
DIOVAN HCT 90 90 28 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 68 30 38
SUCRALFATE 81 71 31 220
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81 59 31 9
LABETALOL HCL 81 81 31 100
NEXIUM 80 64 34 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 80 34 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 66 36 46
ATENOLOL 73 71 37 12
GABAPENTIN 70 70 38 51
AZITHROMYCIN 68 56 39 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 66 54 40 357
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 64 41 150
ALLOPURINOL 64 62 42 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 59 43 61
BENICAR 63 63 43 50
FENOFIBRATE 62 55 45 54
ACTOS 61 52 46 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 47 16
MELOXICAM 54 54 48 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 49 49 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 36 49 190
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.