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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1448

$488K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 1448

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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

2% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,590 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
DIOVAN 546 521 1 15
ATENOLOL 511 493 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 411 3 2
DIOVAN HCT 360 355 4 29
FUROSEMIDE 337 337 5 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 324 320 6 16
PLAVIX 307 307 7 14
CLOPIDOGREL 293 290 8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 259 9 4
AMIODARONE HCL 221 216 10 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 220 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 214 214 12 3
CARVEDILOL 209 198 13 1
LABETALOL HCL 184 166 14 100
DIGOXIN 177 153 15 13
EFFIENT 167 154 16 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 161 17 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 158 18 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 151 151 19 61
MELOXICAM 130 130 20 73
NEXIUM 122 122 21 49
CRESTOR 122 122 21 17
OMEPRAZOLE 121 121 23 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 104 24 9
CLONIDINE HCL 113 111 25 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 109 26 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 27 38
LIPITOR 97 85 28 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 84 29 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 79 30 42
METFORMIN HCL 78 78 31 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 75 32 105
NITROSTAT 74 71 33 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 71 34 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 68 35 46
PAROXETINE HCL 63 63 36 121
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62 62 37 63
DEXILANT 61 61 38 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 46 R 39 132
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 48 40 6
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.