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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,500Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1448

$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 1448

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

4% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,188 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
CAPTOPRIL 729 706 10 1 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 718 708 2 2
DIOVAN HCT 469 466 3 29
DIOVAN 450 435 4 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 437 430 5 6
CARVEDILOL 413 374 6 1
AMIODARONE HCL 355 352 7 22
SIMVASTATIN 291 286 8 3
ATENOLOL 267 267 9 12
FUROSEMIDE 254 251 10 7
CLOPIDOGREL 208 207 11 10
BYSTOLIC 205 204 12 32
PRADAXA 203 203 13 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 194 14 9
PLAVIX 188 188 15 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 150 16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 144 17 4
CLONIDINE 132 131 18 192
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 97 19 8
NIFEDIPINE ER 121 107 20 59
BENICAR HCT 117 117 21 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 114 22 19
LISINOPRIL 113 113 23 5
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 107 101 24 63
XARELTO 101 101 25 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 79 26 26
NITROSTAT 99 95 27 31
DIGOXIN 93 91 28 13
ZETIA 88 76 29 28
SOTALOL 85 85 30 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 83 31 67
KLOR-CON 8 83 81 31 70
CRESTOR 82 82 33 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 77 34 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 35 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 78 36 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 69 37 44
MECLIZINE HCL 65 65 38 108
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 65 65 38 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 58 40 11
LIPITOR 59 59 41 30
BENICAR 55 48 42 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 54 52 43 21
NEXIUM 50 49 44 49
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 June 12, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.