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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1448

$455K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 1448

723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

2% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,031 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$49 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
SIMVASTATIN 607 531 1 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 594 513 2 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 536 499 3 6
CARVEDILOL 447 369 4 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 387 316 5 16
LISINOPRIL 356 295 6 5
CLOPIDOGREL 343 293 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328 295 8 2
FUROSEMIDE 309 246 9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294 255 10 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 201 11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 223 12 18
PLAVIX 235 203 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 197 14 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 184 161 15 26
ATENOLOL 183 149 16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 155 17 19
FENOFIBRATE 168 132 18 54
CRESTOR 150 137 19 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144 133 20 21
OMEPRAZOLE 135 120 21 23
DIGOXIN 107 95 22 13
DIOVAN 95 93 23 15
NIASPAN 88 80 24 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 74 25 24
AMIODARONE HCL 82 78 26 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 71 26 42
LIPITOR 81 66 28 30
CILOSTAZOL 81 59 28 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 74 30 20
NITROSTAT 76 56 31 31
VYTORIN 73 73 32 71
ALLOPURINOL 68 68 33 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 34 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 55 35 52
PRADAXA 56 56 36 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 45 37 61
PENTOXIFYLLINE 51 48 38 315
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 Jan. 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.