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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 1448

$814K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1448

383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

2% of this provider’s 9,296 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 648 632 1 2
BYSTOLIC 353 351 2 32
DIOVAN 330 330 3 15
METFORMIN HCL 326 306 4 25
LOVAZA 318 311 5 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318 291 5 11
SIMVASTATIN 317 305 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 228 8 4
CARVEDILOL 222 220 9 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 174 10 6
RANEXA 151 150 11 37
ALLOPURINOL 147 147 12 43
CRESTOR 144 144 13 17
GABAPENTIN 140 140 14 51
DIGOXIN 140 140 14 13
OMEPRAZOLE 131 131 16 23
LISINOPRIL 126 126 17 5
FUROSEMIDE 120 120 18 7
GLIPIZIDE 111 106 19 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 111 19 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110 109 21 96
PRADAXA 108 108 22 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108 108 22 9
ATENOLOL 107 100 24 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 106 25 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 104 26 34
FENOFIBRATE 97 96 27 54
CLONIDINE HCL 80 74 28 45
JANUVIA 79 77 29 64
TRILIPIX 79 77 29 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 75 R 31 209
LIPITOR 74 74 32 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 73 73 33 21
DIOVAN HCT 69 69 34 29
CLOPIDOGREL 69 69 34 10
COREG CR 66 66 36 83
BENICAR 66 66 36 50
PLAVIX 62 62 38 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 62 38 20
NITROSTAT 60 60 40 31
AMOXICILLIN 60 59 40 142
TRAMADOL HCL 60 60 40 56
EXFORGE 60 60 40 80
FAMOTIDINE 56 56 44 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 54 45 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 54 45 66
CHLORTHALIDONE 52 50 47 82
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 March 11, 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.