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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1448

$805K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1448

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

5% of this provider’s 807 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 13,630 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 999 839 1 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 888 816 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 851 751 3 8
CARVEDILOL 808 602 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 769 538 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 707 647 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 699 597 7 3
CRESTOR 568 490 8 17
DIOVAN 427 369 9 15
DIGOXIN 422 346 10 13
KLOR-CON 8 420 359 10 11 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 382 326 12 4
OMEPRAZOLE 331 267 13 23
LISINOPRIL 330 240 14 5
NITROSTAT 318 261 15 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302 275 16 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 209 17 9
RANEXA 276 185 18 37
METFORMIN HCL 253 193 19 25
CLOPIDOGREL 252 237 20 10
CILOSTAZOL 247 234 21 95
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227 188 22 21
PLAVIX 222 197 23 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 155 24 20
ALLOPURINOL 187 181 25 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 153 117 26 26
LIPITOR 144 130 27 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 95 28 19
COREG CR 134 103 29 83
ATENOLOL 132 118 30 12
AMIODARONE HCL 129 117 31 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 103 32 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 92 33 42
FENOFIBRATE 123 105 33 54
TRICOR 104 82 35 94
GLIPIZIDE 101 81 36 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93 69 37 52
KLOR-CON 10 93 70 37 102
RANITIDINE HCL 92 92 39 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 60 40 38
VERAPAMIL ER 84 61 41 88
SPIRIVA 81 78 42 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 70 43 61
CLONIDINE HCL 78 66 43 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 45 41
DILTIAZEM ER 70 69 46 78
ZETIA 70 70 46 28
LOVAZA 70 61 46 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 58 49 18
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 39 50 63
NIASPAN 66 43 51 47
BENICAR 63 63 52 50
TRAMADOL HCL 63 56 52 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 45 S3 54 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 42 54 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 48 56 74
RAMIPRIL 60 35 56 36
SINGULAIR 60 53 56 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 41 S3 59 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 20 60 24
ACIPHEX 51 51 61 174
DIOVAN HCT 50 43 62 29
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 Nov. 6, 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.