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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1448

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1448

313 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,560 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$184 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LOVAZA 811 805 1 39
RANEXA 630 591 2 37
CRESTOR 518 502 3 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485 465 4 4
CARVEDILOL 419 410 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392 379 6 2
CLOPIDOGREL 388 378 7 10
DIOVAN 327 315 8 15
PLAVIX 325 321 9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315 300 10 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 311 301 11 68
FUROSEMIDE 288 288 12 7
NAMENDA 270 270 13 93
LIPITOR 262 254 14 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 231 221 15 158
SPIRONOLACTONE 201 198 16 24
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 151 148 17 148
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135 126 18 21
CELEBREX 131 131 19 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 111 20 16
BONIVA 126 122 21 167
NATEGLINIDE 124 124 22 160
METFORMIN HCL 121 118 23 25
BYSTOLIC 120 120 24 32
OMEPRAZOLE 109 109 25 23
ADCIRCA 107 107 26 201
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 106 27 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 96 28 46
TRACLEER 95 95 29 252
SIMVASTATIN 93 91 30 3
DIOVAN HCT 91 91 31 29
EXELON 90 90 32 263
TEKTURNA 89 87 33 106
SINGULAIR 87 86 34 91
GABAPENTIN 85 83 35 51
AVODART 73 73 36 120
DIGOXIN 72 72 37 13
DEXILANT 71 70 38 87
TRILIPIX 69 69 39 86
EVISTA 66 56 40 134
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 40 38
EXFORGE 66 66 40 80
ALLOPURINOL 63 63 43 43
EFFIENT 63 51 43 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 59 45 34
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 57 46 217
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 56 47 135
TEKTURNA HCT 55 55 48 275
JANUMET 52 52 49 119
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 50 49 191
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 May 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.