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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1448

$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 1448

806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

1% of this provider’s 7,506 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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
SPIRONOLACTONE 550 483 1 24
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 454 391 2 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 417 398 3 6
CARVEDILOL 383 329 4 1
DIGOXIN 344 317 5 13
FUROSEMIDE 338 318 6 7
LISINOPRIL 311 295 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 298 253 8 8
CLOPIDOGREL 250 230 9 10
SIMVASTATIN 244 211 10 3
PLAVIX 235 223 11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 193 12 4
VERAPAMIL ER 173 154 13 88
DIOVAN 166 162 14 15
CRESTOR 163 144 15 17
XARELTO 160 158 16 58
PROPAFENONE HCL 157 147 17 62
PRADAXA 155 155 18 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 134 19 11
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 132 120 20 114
AMIODARONE HCL 105 104 21 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100 100 22 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96 95 23 2
LOVASTATIN 92 83 24 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 68 25 9
BYSTOLIC 80 80 26 32
CLONIDINE HCL 77 69 27 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 63 27 55
VYTORIN 76 66 29 71
ATENOLOL 75 63 30 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 69 31 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 64 32 19
NITROSTAT 64 58 33 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 59 34 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 40 35 26
SOTALOL 54 50 36 40
GUANFACINE HCL 53 43 R 37 199
EFFIENT 53 52 37 69
RAMIPRIL 51 45 39 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51 48 39 21
ZETIA 51 28 39 28
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 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.