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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1448

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1448

918 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 10,468 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,183 1,022 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 675 573 2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 671 616 3 4
CARVEDILOL 650 519 4 1
CLOPIDOGREL 575 500 5 10
LISINOPRIL 537 463 6 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 460 396 7 16
FUROSEMIDE 424 367 8 7
PLAVIX 408 347 9 14
PRADAXA 403 343 10 27
SIMVASTATIN 347 288 11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265 253 12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 222 13 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241 199 14 9
LOVASTATIN 199 195 15 35
DIOVAN 194 185 16 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 164 17 79
DIGOXIN 177 161 18 13
BYSTOLIC 173 173 19 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 167 133 20 67
LIPITOR 163 131 21 30
NITROSTAT 135 109 22 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 112 23 42
ATENOLOL 134 131 23 12
CRESTOR 133 101 25 17
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 132 91 26 72
RAMIPRIL 127 82 27 36
DIOVAN HCT 124 123 28 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118 102 29 19
NIASPAN 114 102 30 47
PROPAFENONE HCL 111 109 31 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 96 32 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 89 33 26
AMIODARONE HCL 97 82 34 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 85 35 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 84 36 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 71 37 24
KLOR-CON 8 77 77 38 70
EPLERENONE 75 71 39 169
RANEXA 71 67 40 37
EXFORGE 67 67 41 80
CLONIDINE HCL 66 57 42 45
MINOXIDIL 55 45 43 233
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 51 44 44
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 44 45 182
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.