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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1448

$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 1448

745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 10,581 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 675 668 1 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 607 586 2 16
DIOVAN 589 576 3 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 509 507 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 501 485 5 3
ATENOLOL 500 488 6 12
CARVEDILOL 421 384 7 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337 329 8 4
LOVAZA 317 317 9 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 304 10 8
PLAVIX 301 278 11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 299 291 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265 265 13 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 252 14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 207 15 9
DIGOXIN 198 193 16 13
FUROSEMIDE 192 181 17 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 177 165 18 48
DIOVAN HCT 167 163 19 29
CRESTOR 162 144 20 17
LISINOPRIL 152 144 21 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 137 22 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 128 23 44
SOTALOL 107 107 24 40
RANEXA 96 93 25 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 74 26 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 80 26 26
CLONIDINE 90 90 28 192
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87 87 29 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 79 30 61
NITROSTAT 82 77 31 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 72 32 59
LIPITOR 67 67 33 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 64 34 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 62 35 52
BYSTOLIC 61 61 36 32
ZETIA 58 46 37 28
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 38 88
CELEBREX 57 57 38 77
NEXIUM 56 52 40 49
FENOFIBRATE 56 48 40 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 42 41
OMEPRAZOLE 52 49 43 23
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 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.