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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 1448

$466K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 1448

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 5,366 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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 372 307 1 2
CARVEDILOL 358 256 2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322 250 3 6
LISINOPRIL 308 189 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 304 229 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 283 224 6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233 210 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 143 8 8
CRESTOR 198 132 9 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 148 10 16
PLAVIX 165 130 11 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 165 132 11 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 137 13 4
CLOPIDOGREL 145 112 14 10
DIOVAN 136 119 15 15
ATENOLOL 127 106 16 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 123 104 17 44
FENOFIBRATE 119 90 18 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 102 18 18
NITROSTAT 97 77 20 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 75 21 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 71 22 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87 77 23 156
AMIODARONE HCL 78 71 24 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 51 24 26
ZETIA 76 60 26 28
DIGOXIN 75 53 27 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 55 27 19
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73 40 29 63
RAMIPRIL 72 46 30 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 49 31 59
VERAPAMIL ER 70 45 32 88
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70 70 32 21
METFORMIN HCL 66 39 34 25
DIOVAN HCT 59 58 35 29
RANEXA 58 46 36 37
DILTIAZEM ER 58 45 36 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 38 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 36 39 48
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 Jan. 31, 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.