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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1448

$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1448

1,295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,295 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 10,942 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
CARVEDILOL 905 713 1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 843 633 2 10
LISINOPRIL 835 672 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 594 516 4 9
PLAVIX 576 430 5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504 367 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 493 388 7 7
SOTALOL 463 370 8 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452 360 9 79
CRESTOR 434 361 10 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 419 340 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 409 303 12 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 376 250 13 20
EXFORGE 371 326 14 80
AMIODARONE HCL 368 342 15 22
PRADAXA 333 298 16 27
EXFORGE HCT 304 215 10 17 172
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 295 274 18 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287 232 19 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 177 20 18
LOVASTATIN 210 185 21 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 149 22 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 120 23 6
XARELTO 154 144 24 58
BYSTOLIC 146 111 25 32
DIOVAN 141 109 26 15
DIOVAN HCT 131 102 27 29
METOLAZONE 127 106 28 124
DILTIAZEM HCL 126 101 29 145
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 101 30 8
DIGOXIN 119 112 31 13
MULTAQ 115 106 32 57
TRILIPIX 110 82 33 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 62 34 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 64 35 16
NITROSTAT 85 54 36 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 62 37 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 64 38 26
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 62 39 59
EFFIENT 74 67 40 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 69 41 38
ATENOLOL 72 41 41 12
GEMFIBROZIL 68 46 43 127
LIPITOR 63 57 44 30
MICARDIS 56 39 45 143
FENOFIBRATE 52 25 46 54
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 Aug. 12, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.