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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1448

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1448

1,064 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,064 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 13,352 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$59 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 931 859 1 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 730 658 2 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 686 598 3 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673 590 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 641 597 5 3
DIGOXIN 537 500 6 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 471 429 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 430 367 8 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386 343 9 4
FUROSEMIDE 374 342 10 7
CARVEDILOL 322 286 11 1
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 321 321 12 53
CLOPIDOGREL 283 252 13 10
PROPAFENONE HCL 280 262 14 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279 258 15 9
ATENOLOL 274 245 16 12
MULTAQ 271 252 17 57
CLONIDINE HCL 267 221 18 45
LISINOPRIL 245 211 19 5
DIOVAN 231 223 20 15
TORSEMIDE 229 201 21 117
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228 184 22 21
AMIODARONE HCL 227 218 23 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 216 192 24 52
PLAVIX 202 189 25 14
NITROSTAT 159 127 26 31
DILTIAZEM ER 159 159 26 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 128 28 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128 126 29 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128 118 29 44
CILOSTAZOL 127 120 31 95
CRESTOR 126 126 32 17
EFFIENT 115 76 33 69
CLONIDINE 109 90 34 192
OMEPRAZOLE 109 100 34 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106 90 36 20
VERAPAMIL ER 105 91 37 88
FAMOTIDINE 104 95 38 60
BENICAR HCT 102 90 39 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 78 S3 40 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 99 40 38
LOVASTATIN 96 96 42 35
RANEXA 91 81 43 37
DIOVAN HCT 90 82 44 29
KLOR-CON M20 89 82 45 161
QUINAPRIL HCL 89 76 45 136
SOTALOL 84 84 47 40
BYSTOLIC 84 60 47 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 64 49 74
METFORMIN HCL 68 51 50 25
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 67 39 51 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 58 51 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 64 53 34
PRADAXA 60 42 54 27
KLOR-CON 10 56 56 55 102
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 47 56 63
EXFORGE 52 43 57 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 42 57 42
CARTIA XT 51 51 59 243
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 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.