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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1448

$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1448

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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

4% of this provider’s 362 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 10,166 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
CARVEDILOL 490 393 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422 379 2 2
DIOVAN 375 365 3 15
CRESTOR 356 315 4 17
CHLORTHALIDONE 351 308 5 82
SIMVASTATIN 347 315 6 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343 297 7 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 341 277 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 254 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 302 251 10 7
CLOPIDOGREL 276 230 11 10
PLAVIX 250 223 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 247 198 13 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245 210 14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 237 15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232 213 16 42
OMEPRAZOLE 218 188 17 23
LISINOPRIL 209 165 18 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 157 19 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 132 20 18
ZETIA 172 172 20 28
KLOR-CON 8 160 141 22 70
DIGOXIN 156 128 23 13
ALLOPURINOL 149 133 24 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 145 118 25 74
BENAZEPRIL HCL 132 104 26 26
DIOVAN HCT 131 107 27 29
ACTOS 127 106 28 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 107 28 4
PROAIR HFA 124 104 30 104
FENOFIBRATE 119 107 31 54
JANUVIA 118 114 32 64
SPIRIVA 113 109 33 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 103 34 16
RANEXA 91 70 35 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 75 36 46
RANITIDINE HCL 79 55 36 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 56 38 19
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 53 39 59
LIPITOR 66 57 40 30
BYSTOLIC 65 61 41 32
TEKTURNA 61 61 42 106
NITROSTAT 61 51 42 31
VYTORIN 57 50 44 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 45 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 41 46 38
FAMOTIDINE 51 30 47 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 30 48 24
MELOXICAM 50 39 48 73
EVISTA 50 50 48 134
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 April 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.