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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1448

$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1448

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

0% of this provider’s 13,465 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,355 1,244 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,008 975 2 2
CRESTOR 590 508 3 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 571 547 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 541 525 5 3
RAMIPRIL 500 471 6 36
RANEXA 493 452 7 37
DIOVAN 432 423 8 15
NIASPAN 402 335 9 47
PLAVIX 370 324 10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355 341 11 4
DIOVAN HCT 349 307 12 29
CLOPIDOGREL 328 268 13 10
FENOFIBRATE 321 286 14 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 305 295 15 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 287 241 16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 222 17 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 237 212 18 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 217 19 6
TRICOR 225 179 20 94
NAPROXEN 218 212 21 112
FUROSEMIDE 211 203 22 7
TRAMADOL HCL 204 182 23 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179 165 24 20
DIGOXIN 164 154 25 13
ZETIA 152 144 26 28
LIPITOR 152 142 26 30
OMEPRAZOLE 148 142 28 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 131 29 34
LOVAZA 141 141 30 39
PROPAFENONE HCL 133 133 31 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 133 122 31 61
MECLIZINE HCL 128 128 33 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 114 34 46
NEXIUM 112 99 35 49
ATENOLOL 98 74 36 12
COREG CR 98 97 36 83
LISINOPRIL 94 76 38 5
FAMOTIDINE 93 72 39 60
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93 78 39 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 90 41 41
EFFIENT 82 63 42 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 64 43 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 68 44 42
WELCHOL 72 52 45 103
LANOXIN 67 67 46 178
CLONIDINE HCL 67 67 46 45
XARELTO 65 61 48 58
AMIODARONE HCL 59 58 49 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 49 50 18
VYTORIN 53 53 51 71
ALLOPURINOL 50 50 52 43
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. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.