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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 1448

$558K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 1448

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 10,480 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
FUROSEMIDE 969 942 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 932 874 2 3
ATENOLOL 640 627 3 12
CARVEDILOL 576 539 4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 515 500 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500 477 6 2
PLAVIX 449 436 7 14
DIOVAN 360 351 8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 352 9 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 339 322 10 16
CLOPIDOGREL 319 305 11 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302 293 12 11
DIOVAN HCT 296 291 13 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 257 14 4
LOVAZA 277 269 15 39
ZETIA 277 273 15 28
CRESTOR 259 243 17 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 197 18 38
LISINOPRIL 189 189 19 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 132 119 20 24
LIPITOR 130 126 21 30
BENICAR HCT 126 124 22 84
NITROSTAT 119 116 23 31
OMEPRAZOLE 98 98 24 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98 92 24 61
CILOSTAZOL 96 95 26 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 88 27 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 76 28 18
MICARDIS HCT 77 77 29 185
DIGOXIN 74 74 30 13
VYTORIN 70 70 31 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68 68 32 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 59 33 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 63 34 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 62 35 8
MICARDIS 62 62 35 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 60 37 105
NEXIUM 57 56 38 49
AMIODARONE HCL 57 57 38 22
COREG CR 56 54 40 83
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 Dec. 17, 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.