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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1448

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1448

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

13% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,666 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% 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

27 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 601 468 1 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 397 282 2 16
FUROSEMIDE 376 284 3 7
CRESTOR 350 250 4 17
CARVEDILOL 334 243 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 290 222 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268 179 7 19
METFORMIN HCL 237 167 8 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212 175 9 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 126 10 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184 153 11 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178 136 12 20
OMEPRAZOLE 173 107 13 23
CLOPIDOGREL 150 119 14 10
AMIODARONE HCL 148 114 15 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 108 16 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 89 S3 17 33
LISINOPRIL 130 65 18 5
NITROSTAT 122 51 19 31
FAMOTIDINE 120 97 20 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 84 21 24
GABAPENTIN 111 86 22 51
JANUVIA 108 68 23 64
FENOFIBRATE 104 79 24 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 65 25 79
PLAVIX 99 88 26 14
PRADAXA 96 78 27 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 70 28 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 71 29 42
KLOR-CON M20 89 77 30 161
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 39 31 66
TRICOR 85 53 31 94
GLIPIZIDE 81 61 33 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 54 34 34
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 75 68 35 114
LIPITOR 73 41 36 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70 42 37 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 68 64 38 8
ALLOPURINOL 66 44 39 43
RANEXA 62 17 40 37
EFFIENT 62 20 40 69
ZETIA 61 35 42 28
PACERONE 60 55 43 371
METOLAZONE 58 39 44 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 51 45 18
CYMBALTA 51 31 46 123
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 Feb. 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.