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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1448

$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1448

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

7% of this provider’s 629 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 23,700 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

63% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$120 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
LOVAZA 1,737 1,557 10 1 39
BYSTOLIC 976 898 10 2 32
SIMVASTATIN 643 620 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 576 554 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 571 521 5 21
LIDODERM 534 500 6 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 504 478 7 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500 472 8 4
CRESTOR 440 401 9 17
RANEXA 428 391 10 37
DEXILANT 413 390 11 87
PLAVIX 402 357 12 14
CYMBALTA 398 359 13 123
NEXIUM 387 372 14 49
VOLTAREN 386 368 15 107
BENICAR 373 349 16 50
BENICAR HCT 369 353 17 84
CLOPIDOGREL 363 314 18 10
TRAZODONE HCL 327 301 19 128
OMEPRAZOLE 315 281 20 23
TRIBENZOR 311 279 10 21 170
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303 280 22 6
JANUMET 300 261 23 119
CELEBREX 296 268 24 77
LEXAPRO 293 286 25 163
DIOVAN 267 227 26 15
CARVEDILOL 265 239 27 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 253 28 8
WELCHOL 250 213 29 103
DIOVAN HCT 240 227 30 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237 223 31 2
METFORMIN HCL 234 218 32 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221 208 33 46
VYTORIN 216 205 34 71
AZOR 213 210 35 125
MIRTAZAPINE 209 179 36 181
JANUVIA 205 170 37 64
AMITIZA 202 193 38 189
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 161 39 42
NAMENDA 197 197 40 93
VIIBRYD 197 182 40 261
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 195 42 68
ULORIC 193 181 43 146
XARELTO 183 174 44 58
ZETIA 182 161 45 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 173 46 34
SINGULAIR 179 167 47 91
DULERA 176 169 48 274
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 171 166 49 150
NASONEX 169 154 50 155
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 148 50 20
ATELVIA 166 149 52 157
LIPITOR 161 156 53 30
SPIRIVA 156 136 54 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 126 55 41
DIGOXIN 139 139 56 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 135 116 57 74
PRADAXA 134 130 58 27
ACTONEL 130 113 59 117
TRAMADOL HCL 129 125 60 56
TRADJENTA 129 129 60 252
GLIMEPIRIDE 128 96 62 66
FORTEO 125 121 63 200
AZITHROMYCIN 120 106 64 76
COREG CR 119 101 65 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 99 66 24
GABAPENTIN 118 113 66 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 112 68 19
BONIVA 113 112 68 167
NIFEDIPINE ER 107 104 70 59
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 105 93 71 148
ATENOLOL 103 103 72 12
PREDNISONE 103 96 72 110
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102 102 74 65
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 101 75 165
ACIPHEX 99 99 76 174
LOVASTATIN 91 87 77 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 87 R 78 126
SERTRALINE HCL 85 84 79 99
TEKTURNA 85 68 79 106
JALYN 82 82 81 296
SYNTHROID 82 63 81 90
AMIODARONE HCL 77 68 83 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 66 S3 83 33
ALLOPURINOL 76 76 85 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 74 86 137
DALIRESP 74 73 87 234
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 54 88 131
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 65 89 116
BUMETANIDE 63 51 90 149
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 62 90 129
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 57 92 227
LISINOPRIL 61 33 93 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 60 93 365
LYRICA 61 51 93 159
SYMBICORT 60 52 96 208
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 60 96 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57 46 98 9
MULTAQ 57 52 98 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 51 100 135
VESICARE 54 49 100 205
SOTALOL 53 53 102 40
NITROSTAT 53 47 102 31
PROAIR HFA 51 50 104 104
ENABLEX 51 51 104 387
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 Nov. 13, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.