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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1448

$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1448

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 8,327 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
CRESTOR 721 683 1 17
CARVEDILOL 583 558 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408 398 3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392 391 4 4
DIOVAN 334 330 5 15
ZETIA 282 263 6 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240 224 7 6
LISINOPRIL 219 217 8 5
PLAVIX 218 199 9 14
CLOPIDOGREL 212 203 10 10
SIMVASTATIN 180 175 11 3
LOVAZA 178 171 12 39
TRILIPIX 169 156 13 86
FENOFIBRATE 152 132 14 54
NIASPAN 146 140 15 47
FUROSEMIDE 143 140 16 7
XARELTO 133 133 17 58
COREG CR 132 132 18 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 124 19 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129 123 20 19
DIOVAN HCT 121 103 21 29
TEKTURNA 118 118 22 106
RAMIPRIL 116 104 23 36
LIPITOR 105 99 24 30
ALLOPURINOL 96 96 25 43
PRADAXA 95 95 26 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 76 27 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 90 28 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92 87 29 9
EXFORGE 90 89 30 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90 90 30 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 89 32 18
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 84 33 98
DIGOXIN 83 74 34 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82 82 35 21
TRICOR 80 80 36 94
NITROSTAT 78 72 37 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 54 38 24
METFORMIN HCL 66 66 39 25
EXFORGE HCT 63 63 40 172
BYSTOLIC 62 59 41 32
RANEXA 59 59 42 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 55 43 61
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 53 52 44 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 44 26
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 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.