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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1448

$910K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1448

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

2% of this provider’s 775 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 11,441 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$76 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
CARVEDILOL 727 674 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 656 636 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564 513 3 2
PLAVIX 517 493 4 14
CRESTOR 460 446 5 17
CLOPIDOGREL 374 356 6 10
ATENOLOL 359 348 7 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354 337 8 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351 312 9 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331 314 10 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304 294 11 21
EFFIENT 244 227 12 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 219 13 18
DIOVAN 210 201 14 15
FUROSEMIDE 201 198 15 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 192 183 16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181 177 17 9
DIGOXIN 174 170 18 13
DIOVAN HCT 171 169 19 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 169 164 20 8
PRADAXA 160 153 21 27
LISINOPRIL 126 126 22 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 117 23 38
BYSTOLIC 122 122 24 32
OMEPRAZOLE 119 119 25 23
METFORMIN HCL 115 101 26 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 113 27 20
LIPITOR 109 107 28 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107 100 29 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 86 30 34
AMIODARONE HCL 96 96 31 22
RANEXA 94 94 32 37
NITROSTAT 93 90 33 31
ALLOPURINOL 85 85 34 43
ZOSTAVAX 79 74 35 288
EXFORGE 75 75 36 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 37 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 70 37 46
ZETIA 72 72 39 28
COREG CR 71 69 40 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 71 R 40 126
SYNTHROID 69 69 42 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 56 42 122
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 65 44 19
NEXIUM 64 64 45 49
MICARDIS 63 63 46 143
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 61 47 48
LOVASTATIN 60 52 48 35
JANUVIA 59 48 49 64
VERAPAMIL ER 59 48 49 88
RAMIPRIL 59 59 49 36
SINGULAIR 55 55 52 91
ACTONEL 53 53 53 117
LEVOXYL 50 50 54 213
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 July 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.