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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1448

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1448

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

1% of this provider’s 11,592 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 612 592 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 483 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 497 496 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 493 469 4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373 342 5 4
DIOVAN HCT 313 306 6 29
CARVEDILOL 276 247 7 1
AMIODARONE HCL 249 247 8 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 248 232 9 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235 208 10 20
DIOVAN 234 224 11 15
ATENOLOL 215 200 12 12
DIGOXIN 209 200 13 13
OMEPRAZOLE 203 191 14 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 193 15 8
CLOPIDOGREL 178 154 16 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 169 17 16
PLAVIX 165 142 18 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 155 142 19 26
TRAMADOL HCL 141 137 20 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 134 21 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 121 22 11
NIFEDIPINE ER 131 128 23 59
METFORMIN HCL 131 119 23 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131 131 23 21
SERTRALINE HCL 130 130 26 99
JANUVIA 125 125 27 64
GABAPENTIN 124 118 28 51
SINGULAIR 123 119 29 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 107 30 67
LIPITOR 114 111 31 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 112 32 46
MELOXICAM 108 106 33 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 96 33 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 102 35 158
ALLOPURINOL 101 101 36 43
BUMETANIDE 100 97 37 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 97 38 34
NAMENDA 97 97 39 93
CLONIDINE HCL 94 92 40 45
FAMOTIDINE 92 90 41 60
SOTALOL 90 75 42 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 78 42 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 82 44 42
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 87 87 45 114
NIFEDICAL XL 85 66 46 162
METOLAZONE 82 80 47 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82 82 47 19
CRESTOR 75 72 49 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 50 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 67 51 135
ZETIA 67 67 52 28
FENOFIBRATE 64 64 53 54
PRADAXA 64 51 53 27
RAMIPRIL 63 50 55 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 55 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 63 55 52
ACTOS 59 50 58 92
TRICOR 59 35 58 94
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 60 88
GLIPIZIDE 57 43 61 75
NIASPAN 57 44 61 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 47 63 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 55 55 64 129
BUPROPION XL 55 55 64 284
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 51 66 41
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 67 182
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 June 5, 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.