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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1448

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1448

825 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
10% 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

1% of this provider’s 825 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 10,757 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 638 621 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 517 512 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 514 514 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504 500 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498 486 5 4
CARVEDILOL 460 430 6 1
LISINOPRIL 368 357 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 338 8 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276 268 9 11
DIGOXIN 268 262 10 13
FUROSEMIDE 261 231 11 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 257 235 12 24
CHLORTHALIDONE 224 224 13 82
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 212 211 14 53
AMIODARONE HCL 189 176 15 22
CLOPIDOGREL 186 186 16 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 176 17 18
NIASPAN 180 177 18 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 166 19 79
KLOR-CON 10 178 168 20 102
CRESTOR 154 154 21 17
SOTALOL 153 151 22 40
PLAVIX 153 149 22 14
OMEPRAZOLE 152 149 24 23
DIOVAN 134 115 25 15
METFORMIN HCL 132 123 26 25
PROPAFENONE HCL 116 116 27 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 115 28 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 104 29 55
TRICOR 107 96 30 94
FAMOTIDINE 106 106 31 60
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 91 32 26
FELODIPINE ER 91 91 32 133
LOVASTATIN 89 88 34 35
LIPITOR 88 83 35 30
ZETIA 87 87 36 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 86 37 38
ATENOLOL 85 85 38 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 74 39 42
TOPROL XL 69 69 40 186
JANUVIA 67 67 41 64
QUINAPRIL HCL 66 66 42 136
DIOVAN HCT 65 65 43 29
KLOR-CON M10 65 65 43 312
RAMIPRIL 63 63 45 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 46 16
MULTAQ 59 59 47 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 58 47 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56 56 49 21
VYTORIN 56 54 49 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 53 51 20
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 1, 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.