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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 1448

$562K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 1448

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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 8,017 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 624 598 1 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 541 507 2 11
CARVEDILOL 481 449 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 389 374 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 291 270 5 3
CRESTOR 251 234 6 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 229 224 7 24
FUROSEMIDE 214 211 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 185 9 2
RAMIPRIL 198 178 10 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 181 11 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180 164 12 6
XARELTO 175 172 13 58
BYSTOLIC 154 154 14 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 132 15 55
ZETIA 146 138 16 28
DIGOXIN 138 138 17 13
AMILORIDE HCL 137 124 10 18 303
PRADAXA 134 134 19 27
MULTAQ 124 122 20 57
JANTOVEN 123 123 21 309
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 105 22 38
CLOPIDOGREL 120 112 23 10
PLAVIX 109 108 24 14
LIPITOR 107 107 25 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 86 26 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 87 27 26
VERAPAMIL ER 95 95 28 88
LOVASTATIN 77 76 29 35
DIOVAN 76 76 30 15
PROPAFENONE HCL 74 73 31 62
AMIODARONE HCL 72 69 32 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 68 33 9
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 69 62 33 114
BENICAR 62 51 35 50
VERAPAMIL HCL 58 52 36 265
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 52 37 98
TRICOR 55 52 38 94
SOTALOL 54 51 39 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 53 40 34
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51 51 41 53
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 Sept. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.