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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1448

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1448

1,473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,473 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 1,473 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 34,840 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 2,225 1,868 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,664 1,267 2 23
METFORMIN HCL 1,507 1,054 3 25
FUROSEMIDE 1,281 1,136 4 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,141 841 10 5 66
NABUMETONE 1,132 865 10 6 140
CARVEDILOL 992 855 7 1
SIMVASTATIN 978 818 8 3
FENOFIBRATE 977 680 10 9 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 935 644 S3 10 33
LISINOPRIL 870 637 11 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 808 613 12 21
CRESTOR 790 552 13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 724 447 14 56
GABAPENTIN 716 492 15 51
CEPHALEXIN 599 386 16 138
DIGOXIN 578 520 17 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 570 428 10 18 156
DIOVAN 569 476 19 15
FLUOCINONIDE 548 397 20 144
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519 443 21 4
BACLOFEN 514 299 22 166
CLOPIDOGREL 502 468 23 10
IBUPROFEN 500 195 24 85
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461 380 25 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 448 362 26 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 445 336 27 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 431 388 28 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 429 357 29 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 414 334 30 158
PLAVIX 384 368 31 14
DEXILANT 382 249 32 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 380 337 33 26
NEXIUM 330 252 34 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328 287 35 6
LANTUS 328 263 35 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 327 256 37 67
TRILIPIX 327 248 37 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 322 309 R 39 126
PROPRANOLOL HCL 318 153 40 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 264 190 41 61
ACTOS 262 182 42 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 236 213 43 41
FEXOFENADINE HCL 234 147 44 247
KETOCONAZOLE 228 153 45 204
JANUVIA 224 163 46 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 161 46 18
DIOVAN HCT 214 161 48 29
RAMIPRIL 211 159 49 36
SINGULAIR 204 159 50 91
MELOXICAM 203 189 51 73
GEMFIBROZIL 203 143 51 127
GLYBURIDE 201 171 R 53 89
ONGLYZA 201 142 53 180
NAMENDA 200 200 55 93
ATENOLOL 199 135 56 12
FAMOTIDINE 199 171 56 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 133 56 130
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 162 59 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 189 107 60 164
COREG CR 189 164 60 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183 143 62 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 183 145 62 131
TRAZODONE HCL 182 120 64 128
PREDNISONE 182 145 64 110
LACTULOSE 178 159 66 184
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 174 153 67 65
MECLIZINE HCL 172 158 68 108
SERTRALINE HCL 172 121 68 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 154 68 11
INDAPAMIDE 166 142 71 221
LEVETIRACETAM 161 146 72 290
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 92 73 74
LIPITOR 157 134 74 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 156 111 75 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 145 76 16
AZITHROMYCIN 155 98 76 76
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 154 112 S3 78 113
PROAIR HFA 154 110 78 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 118 80 137
LOVAZA 147 100 81 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145 118 82 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 140 83 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136 87 R 84 153
CELEBREX 135 131 85 77
NASONEX 133 104 86 155
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132 125 87 150
JANUMET 128 108 88 119
RISPERIDONE 128 97 88 224
KLOR-CON M20 127 102 90 161
DICYCLOMINE HCL 126 92 91 248
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 112 92 79
AVODART 120 98 93 120
PAROXETINE HCL 114 96 94 121
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 81 95 202
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107 81 R 96 216
ZETIA 106 99 97 28
AGGRENOX 105 86 98 240
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 105 68 98 225
NOVOLOG 104 92 100 257
EXELON 103 94 101 263
NIFEDIPINE ER 102 90 102 59
NAPROXEN 101 78 103 112
ALLOPURINOL 99 81 104 43
GENERLAC 96 73 105 325
INSULIN SYRINGE 94 65 106 139
AMIODARONE HCL 93 86 107 22
VENTOLIN HFA 92 65 108 196
PATADAY 89 72 109 207
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 63 R 110 132
FINASTERIDE 86 74 111 141
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 86 35 111 297
SOTALOL 84 67 113 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 56 114 135
PATANOL 83 58 114 175
NITROSTAT 81 67 116 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 65 117 122
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 61 117 96
HYDROXYZINE HCL 73 55 R 119 195
GLIPIZIDE 73 52 119 75
CYMBALTA 72 66 121 123
DETROL LA 72 61 121 236
KOMBIGLYZE XR 72 41 121 215
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 43 124 129
XOPENEX HFA 70 42 124 349
HUMALOG 68 48 126 219
CARTIA XT 65 52 127 243
SEROQUEL 64 56 128 268
SURE COMFORT 63 37 129 240
RANEXA 62 58 130 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 46 131 262
EXFORGE 59 54 132 80
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 28 133 165
LEVEMIR 57 39 134 268
NIFEDICAL XL 57 57 134 162
TRICOR 56 44 136 94
HUMULIN 70-30 56 39 136 379
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 56 136 227
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 31 139 227
CLONIDINE HCL 54 54 140 45
ULTRA COMFORT 54 40 140 380
ETODOLAC 53 43 142 383
EVISTA 51 39 143 134
LYRICA 50 29 144 159
BYSTOLIC 50 50 144 32
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.