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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1448

$392K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 217 out of 1448

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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 9,483 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 773 670 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 739 646 2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554 461 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 529 449 4 7
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 508 461 5 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 490 432 6 6
DIOVAN 442 429 7 15
CARVEDILOL 438 391 8 1
SIMVASTATIN 428 394 9 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 401 375 10 44
ATENOLOL 380 322 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 336 282 12 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301 251 13 9
CLOPIDOGREL 263 242 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227 191 15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 206 191 16 23
PLAVIX 195 178 17 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 187 164 18 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 186 18 21
LIPITOR 180 144 20 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 160 143 21 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 158 22 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 157 22 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139 121 24 20
NITROSTAT 108 88 25 31
DIGOXIN 95 81 26 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 66 27 67
TRICOR 75 68 28 94
CRESTOR 69 69 29 17
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 64 30 63
ALLOPURINOL 66 57 31 43
GLIPIZIDE 64 55 32 75
KLOR-CON 8 63 58 33 70
GABAPENTIN 63 56 33 51
GLYBURIDE 62 60 R 35 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 48 36 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 45 37 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 33 38 24
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 11, 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.