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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1448

$952K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1448

1,133 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 12,144 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
CARVEDILOL 1,303 1,081 1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,280 1,140 2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 676 563 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596 520 4 2
CLOPIDOGREL 587 499 5 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 579 510 6 20
SIMVASTATIN 553 495 7 3
LISINOPRIL 511 453 8 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438 370 9 6
PLAVIX 419 368 10 14
FUROSEMIDE 404 350 11 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 345 292 12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 265 13 18
ZETIA 270 242 14 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 234 15 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247 240 16 21
PRADAXA 223 218 17 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 166 18 16
CRESTOR 199 165 19 17
RAMIPRIL 180 157 20 36
DIGOXIN 169 153 21 13
RANEXA 155 104 22 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 151 108 23 24
DIOVAN 148 129 24 15
LOVASTATIN 146 143 25 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136 122 26 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 134 98 27 26
MULTAQ 130 125 28 57
NITROSTAT 125 86 29 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 98 30 79
METFORMIN HCL 109 108 31 25
ATENOLOL 108 92 32 12
OMEPRAZOLE 100 88 33 23
LOVAZA 91 70 34 39
FENOFIBRATE 90 40 35 54
CHLORTHALIDONE 88 71 36 82
WELCHOL 82 68 37 103
BYSTOLIC 81 74 38 32
VYTORIN 73 73 39 71
NIASPAN 72 57 40 47
XARELTO 71 70 41 58
AMIODARONE HCL 69 66 42 22
LIPITOR 69 51 42 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 52 44 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 51 45 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62 62 46 19
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60 47 47 63
ALLOPURINOL 56 52 48 43
DIOVAN HCT 56 48 48 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 51 50 38
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51 51 51 53
PROPAFENONE HCL 50 50 52 62
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 June 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.