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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1448

$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 163 out of 1448

1,253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

0% of this provider’s 16,265 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 TARTRATE 1,258 1,173 1 9
CARVEDILOL 1,102 978 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,083 987 3 8
FUROSEMIDE 956 861 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 928 868 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 894 803 6 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 875 793 7 6
ATENOLOL 801 752 8 12
LISINOPRIL 778 649 9 5
KLOR-CON 8 756 700 10 10 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 686 626 11 2
DIGOXIN 679 610 12 13
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 570 559 10 13 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450 397 14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 443 405 15 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 406 350 16 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322 318 17 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285 265 18 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 250 19 79
PLAVIX 243 238 20 14
CLOPIDOGREL 220 216 21 10
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 212 203 22 63
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 210 203 23 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 168 153 24 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 159 145 25 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 144 124 26 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131 120 27 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 120 28 44
METOLAZONE 120 112 29 124
OMEPRAZOLE 105 104 30 23
PROPAFENONE HCL 103 95 31 62
LIPITOR 99 95 32 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 91 33 38
AMIODARONE HCL 90 86 34 22
KLOR-CON 10 86 79 35 102
NIASPAN 85 74 36 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 81 37 16
NITROSTAT 79 63 38 31
SOTALOL 78 78 39 40
PRADAXA 76 76 40 27
CARTIA XT 73 68 41 243
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 70 42 105
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 71 43 55
DIOVAN 63 62 44 15
CLONIDINE HCL 62 48 45 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 62 45 42
CILOSTAZOL 57 51 47 95
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 12, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.