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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1448

$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1448

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

0% of this provider’s 7,828 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$90 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 670 607 1 2
CARVEDILOL 460 425 2 1
DIOVAN 385 381 3 15
PLAVIX 348 307 4 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 337 275 5 16
CLOPIDOGREL 311 284 6 10
RANEXA 297 269 7 37
FUROSEMIDE 284 262 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 211 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 184 10 4
SIMVASTATIN 220 192 11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 175 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 173 13 9
RAMIPRIL 168 166 14 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 161 117 15 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 149 131 16 26
NIASPAN 148 130 17 47
EFFIENT 134 94 18 69
BYSTOLIC 133 108 19 32
CRESTOR 121 119 20 17
LISINOPRIL 120 103 21 5
MULTAQ 110 100 22 57
FENOFIBRATE 106 77 23 54
AMIODARONE HCL 103 101 24 22
CLONIDINE HCL 102 77 25 45
LOVAZA 96 77 26 39
ATENOLOL 95 95 27 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95 95 27 19
DIOVAN HCT 95 91 27 29
METOLAZONE 86 74 30 124
TRICOR 85 67 31 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 82 32 11
NITROSTAT 82 62 33 31
ZETIA 79 69 34 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 63 35 44
NEXIUM 73 73 36 49
FAMOTIDINE 69 45 37 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 66 38 61
DIGOXIN 64 63 39 13
PRADAXA 63 62 40 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 57 41 20
LIPITOR 58 51 41 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 51 41 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 44 18
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 Aug. 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.