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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1448

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1448

781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

3% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 781 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,745 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 991 906 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 975 890 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 752 659 3 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 576 466 S3 4 33
OMEPRAZOLE 569 438 5 23
METFORMIN HCL 560 493 6 25
LISINOPRIL 517 476 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 496 445 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 365 9 9
ATENOLOL 382 363 10 12
CARVEDILOL 357 326 11 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 314 301 12 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 258 13 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 272 14 11
DIOVAN 281 273 15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 262 242 16 10
GLIPIZIDE 248 206 17 75
LOVASTATIN 245 238 18 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 245 222 18 65
TRAMADOL HCL 235 183 20 56
ALLOPURINOL 232 230 21 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 214 21 8
PLAVIX 228 209 23 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 222 183 24 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 199 164 25 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 139 26 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 191 177 27 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 167 28 4
DIOVAN HCT 178 177 29 29
NAMENDA 178 167 29 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 177 169 31 44
AZITHROMYCIN 177 139 31 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 172 33 46
RANITIDINE HCL 169 135 34 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 142 35 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 141 134 36 66
FAMOTIDINE 139 133 37 60
KLOR-CON 10 136 117 38 102
PROAIR HFA 134 119 39 104
CLONIDINE HCL 133 94 40 45
CRESTOR 130 123 41 17
LACTULOSE 129 69 42 184
DIGOXIN 125 113 43 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 119 44 6
GABAPENTIN 123 99 45 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 100 46 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 104 47 20
MELOXICAM 116 103 48 73
TRAZODONE HCL 113 85 49 128
JANUVIA 112 108 50 64
LANTUS 107 91 51 111
BACLOFEN 101 77 52 166
CELEBREX 99 84 53 77
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 80 53 139
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 97 55 55
LIPITOR 89 73 56 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 79 57 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 84 58 239
ACTOS 85 61 59 92
SERTRALINE HCL 85 69 59 99
CYMBALTA 78 76 61 123
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 65 S3 62 113
MECLIZINE HCL 77 52 62 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 55 64 24
FENOFIBRATE 73 46 65 54
GLYBURIDE 72 59 R 66 89
NITROSTAT 71 66 67 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 0 68 150
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 64 68 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 49 R 70 153
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 52 70 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 57 70 262
LIDODERM 68 60 70 81
DEXILANT 68 48 70 87
COLCRYS 67 66 75 183
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 56 76 131
FINASTERIDE 62 62 77 141
ZETIA 62 57 77 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 56 77 137
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 60 80 52
SPIRIVA 58 28 81 97
GEMFIBROZIL 58 46 81 127
LAMOTRIGINE 58 0 81 376
JANUMET 57 54 84 119
SOTALOL 55 55 85 40
NIASPAN 54 54 86 47
AMIODARONE HCL 54 43 86 22
METOLAZONE 53 53 88 124
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 47 88 129
PREMARIN 52 31 R 90 258
PEN NEEDLE 52 43 90 173
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 42 90 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 90 79
SINGULAIR 51 37 94 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 49 94 130
NOVOLIN R 50 44 96 231
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 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.