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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1448

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1448

228 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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 9,017 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$100 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
RANEXA 394 351 1 37
CARVEDILOL 378 326 2 1
CRESTOR 367 312 3 17
DIOVAN HCT 346 328 4 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304 291 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 283 282 6 7
KOMBIGLYZE XR 259 218 10 7 215
SPIRONOLACTONE 247 247 8 24
PLAVIX 244 206 9 14
CLOPIDOGREL 237 214 10 10
COREG CR 208 194 11 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 199 192 12 68
TRAMADOL HCL 179 179 13 56
BYSTOLIC 178 163 14 32
NEXIUM 170 141 15 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 148 16 2
ACTOS 144 121 17 92
CELEBREX 143 129 18 77
EXFORGE HCT 134 131 19 172
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 119 20 6
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 126 119 20 267
DEXILANT 121 95 22 87
LOVAZA 118 88 23 39
LIPITOR 117 117 24 30
NAPROXEN 114 112 25 112
MECLIZINE HCL 110 109 26 108
DIOVAN 107 103 27 15
CILOSTAZOL 103 99 28 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 86 29 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 87 30 65
TRIBENZOR 101 99 30 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 86 32 122
LANSOPRAZOLE 90 89 33 165
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 89 34 34
XARELTO 84 84 35 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 57 36 21
OMEPRAZOLE 78 77 37 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 77 37 42
ONGLYZA 76 65 39 180
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 60 40 16
JANUMET 75 72 40 119
NAMENDA 68 62 42 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 43 38
FAMOTIDINE 65 65 44 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 52 44 66
IBUPROFEN 55 55 46 85
FENOFIBRATE 52 52 47 54
ACARBOSE 51 51 48 210
EXFORGE 50 48 49 80
METOLAZONE 50 50 49 124
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 Dec. 30, 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.