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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1448

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1448

772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

7% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 27,694 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,827 1,810 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,689 1,663 2 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,244 1,230 3 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,087 1,079 4 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,068 1,051 5 6
DIOVAN 966 950 6 15
ATENOLOL 725 720 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 574 561 8 25
DIOVAN HCT 508 508 9 29
OMEPRAZOLE 498 490 10 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492 480 11 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 424 411 12 46
TRAMADOL HCL 395 392 13 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 393 393 14 150
LIDODERM 372 371 15 81
GABAPENTIN 368 355 16 51
DIGOXIN 350 345 17 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 349 336 18 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 347 298 19 8
MELOXICAM 339 331 20 73
CELEBREX 308 301 21 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 292 22 38
SINGULAIR 303 301 23 91
CLOPIDOGREL 300 294 24 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295 295 25 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 286 278 26 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286 286 26 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 275 275 28 55
PLAVIX 275 272 28 14
FUROSEMIDE 271 269 30 7
NITROSTAT 255 250 31 31
PATANOL 234 232 32 175
ALLOPURINOL 226 221 33 43
GLYBURIDE 211 199 R 34 89
NEXIUM 211 210 34 49
EVISTA 204 194 36 134
CLONIDINE HCL 195 193 37 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 185 38 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 184 39 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 183 40 42
JANUVIA 184 184 41 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 176 173 42 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166 166 43 135
SPIRIVA 164 164 44 97
MEGESTROL ACETATE 164 164 R 44 126
ACTOS 156 149 46 92
GLIPIZIDE 152 152 47 75
NASONEX 134 127 48 155
CARVEDILOL 132 118 49 1
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 124 50 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 123 51 68
LANTUS 122 117 52 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 118 S3 53 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 110 53 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 118 55 66
FENOFIBRATE 118 118 55 54
AVODART 118 118 55 120
LISINOPRIL 107 107 58 5
VOLTAREN 105 105 59 107
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 101 101 60 188
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 101 101 60 63
NOVOLIN R 98 98 62 231
AMOXICILLIN 97 97 63 142
SOTALOL 96 96 64 40
CRESTOR 95 95 65 17
HYDROXYZINE HCL 94 94 R 66 195
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 83 67 131
LIPITOR 83 80 68 30
FAMOTIDINE 81 81 69 60
BENICAR 81 81 69 50
FINASTERIDE 81 81 69 141
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 80 80 R 72 132
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79 79 73 194
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 77 74 227
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 74 75 61
PATADAY 76 76 75 207
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 76 76 75 345
TRICOR 76 56 75 94
CILOSTAZOL 75 75 79 95
LIDOCAINE 73 73 80 192
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 71 81 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 70 82 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 65 82 65
CREON 64 64 84 168
CALCITRIOL 63 63 85 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 62 86 130
PROAIR HFA 60 59 87 104
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 59 R 88 153
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 59 88 271
ACTONEL 58 58 90 117
FLUOCINONIDE 57 56 91 144
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 92 116
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 55 92 190
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55 51 R 94 216
PREDNISONE 55 54 94 110
PROCTOZONE-HC 54 52 96 307
HUMULIN R 54 54 96 254
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 98 18
LYRICA 53 53 98 159
COMBIVENT 52 52 100 147
COLCRYS 51 45 101 183
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.