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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 1448

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1448

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

3% of this provider’s 773 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 6,119 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

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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
CLOPIDOGREL 559 467 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 418 383 2 3
LISINOPRIL 357 284 3 5
ATENOLOL 352 321 4 12
PLAVIX 328 288 5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325 272 6 4
CARVEDILOL 282 231 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 255 214 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 211 9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 186 10 8
PRADAXA 193 177 11 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 156 12 18
CRESTOR 176 143 13 17
DIGOXIN 171 137 14 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 135 15 9
AMIODARONE HCL 129 125 16 22
DIOVAN 121 108 17 15
CLONIDINE HCL 104 96 18 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 74 19 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 76 20 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 92 21 11
RAMIPRIL 89 76 22 36
NITROSTAT 84 71 23 31
BENICAR 77 69 24 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 64 25 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 55 S3 26 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 52 27 6
DIOVAN HCT 61 61 28 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60 46 29 21
OMEPRAZOLE 60 53 29 23
TRIBENZOR 56 51 31 170
LIPITOR 56 50 31 30
KLOR-CON M20 51 49 33 161
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 6, 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.