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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1448

$514K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 1448

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,152 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
SIMVASTATIN 588 559 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 401 2 21
ATENOLOL 381 375 3 12
LISINOPRIL 346 314 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 327 317 5 23
LOVASTATIN 305 290 6 35
METFORMIN HCL 291 287 7 25
FUROSEMIDE 291 277 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 279 9 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 245 10 18
CARVEDILOL 241 217 11 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218 206 12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193 163 S3 13 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 183 165 14 139
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 174 15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 156 16 6
ALLOPURINOL 171 154 17 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 157 18 129
HUMALOG 157 143 19 219
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 149 20 19
DIGOXIN 142 132 21 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 102 22 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 109 23 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 105 24 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 103 25 8
LANTUS 103 98 26 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 98 27 79
PEN NEEDLE 99 80 28 173
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 97 29 34
GABAPENTIN 96 90 30 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 77 31 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 80 32 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 78 33 4
GLIPIZIDE 79 79 34 75
PLAVIX 77 77 35 14
RANITIDINE HCL 70 70 36 109
TRAMADOL HCL 67 58 37 56
TEMAZEPAM 65 65 38 229
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 51 39 227
GLYBURIDE 64 51 R 39 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 40 41 24
SPIRIVA 62 62 42 97
JANUVIA 60 60 43 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 57 44 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 45 68
AZITHROMYCIN 53 50 46 76
LORAZEPAM 51 49 47 254
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 April 10, 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.