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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1448

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1448

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

7% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,966 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% 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

29 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,013 897 1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 637 536 2 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 634 554 3 9
DIOVAN 542 494 4 15
DIGOXIN 506 445 5 13
FAMOTIDINE 479 455 6 60
PLAVIX 440 401 7 14
SIMVASTATIN 417 323 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 411 349 9 25
FUROSEMIDE 395 361 10 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389 341 11 11
CLOPIDOGREL 374 334 12 10
OMEPRAZOLE 363 314 13 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 332 293 14 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 279 264 15 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 275 248 16 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 243 17 46
ZETIA 253 223 18 28
TRAMADOL HCL 249 221 19 56
ALLOPURINOL 241 227 20 43
GABAPENTIN 240 213 21 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 240 201 21 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 216 23 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 217 24 8
DIOVAN HCT 224 206 25 29
GEMFIBROZIL 217 188 26 127
MELOXICAM 207 189 27 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 196 148 28 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195 191 29 4
PROAIR HFA 191 170 30 104
NEXIUM 188 172 31 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 124 32 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161 155 33 19
CRESTOR 160 153 34 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 130 35 42
CARVEDILOL 153 127 36 1
CLONIDINE HCL 148 133 37 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134 125 38 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 133 39 68
LISINOPRIL 132 110 40 5
PRANDIN 128 114 41 225
NATEGLINIDE 127 126 42 160
LANSOPRAZOLE 126 109 43 165
LEVEMIR 126 98 43 268
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 122 101 45 188
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 85 46 6
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 107 47 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 101 47 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 119 91 49 116
NIFEDIPINE ER 119 108 49 59
IBUPROFEN 118 98 51 85
CELEBREX 117 111 52 77
ACTOS 113 109 53 92
NAMENDA 112 110 54 93
COMBIVENT 109 92 55 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 90 56 74
TRICOR 108 96 56 94
LIPITOR 105 94 58 30
LIDODERM 105 96 58 81
ATENOLOL 102 78 60 12
MEGESTROL ACETATE 102 102 R 60 126
SPIRIVA 101 89 62 97
PIROXICAM 101 83 62 322
DEXILANT 96 86 64 87
RANITIDINE HCL 95 76 65 109
FENOFIBRATE 92 84 66 54
PREDNISONE 91 80 67 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 84 67 130
AVODART 89 86 69 120
SUCRALFATE 84 63 70 220
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 76 70 139
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 77 70 67
JANUVIA 83 77 73 64
WELCHOL 83 66 73 103
HUMALOG 76 64 75 219
SINGULAIR 74 53 76 91
NAPROXEN 72 61 77 112
VENTOLIN HFA 72 59 77 196
LANTUS 68 58 79 111
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 68 46 79 355
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 56 81 96
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64 50 82 250
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 56 R 83 132
NITROSTAT 59 56 84 31
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 56 52 85 148
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 51 86 171
CEPHALEXIN 54 43 87 138
BENICAR 52 52 88 50
ATROVENT HFA 51 48 89 387
NOVOLOG 51 36 89 257
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 39 R 91 195
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 Jan. 18, 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.