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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 138 out of 1448

$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 1448

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

9% of this provider’s 512 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 5,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 590 450 1 1
LIDOCAINE 362 271 2 192
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359 313 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 256 4 2
LISINOPRIL 247 212 5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195 166 6 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178 127 7 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 139 S3 8 33
OMEPRAZOLE 159 128 9 23
TRAMADOL HCL 157 134 10 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 92 11 16
GABAPENTIN 135 115 12 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 123 13 9
FUROSEMIDE 125 104 14 7
SIMVASTATIN 124 122 15 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118 99 16 21
ACARBOSE 112 102 17 210
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 93 18 41
CLOPIDOGREL 98 72 19 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94 77 20 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 77 21 66
SERTRALINE HCL 88 47 22 99
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 76 23 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 75 24 191
NITROSTAT 76 53 25 31
PLAVIX 75 65 26 14
RANITIDINE HCL 74 63 27 109
AZITHROMYCIN 73 59 28 76
LIPITOR 71 62 29 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 47 30 34
DIGOXIN 58 54 31 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 50 32 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 52 33 68
RAMIPRIL 52 46 34 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 40 35 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 48 36 158
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. 25, 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.