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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 1448

$284K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 380 out of 1448

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

10% of this provider’s 367 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 5,400 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
FUROSEMIDE 275 235 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 220 173 2 3
LISINOPRIL 213 158 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 161 4 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 187 171 5 59
GLYBURIDE 162 128 R 6 89
METFORMIN HCL 157 105 7 25
OMEPRAZOLE 157 136 7 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133 123 9 9
DIOVAN 131 116 10 15
DIGOXIN 130 107 11 13
ATENOLOL 125 109 12 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 105 13 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 116 112 14 8
AZITHROMYCIN 104 87 15 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 83 16 19
TEMAZEPAM 96 95 17 229
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 75 18 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88 76 19 2
GABAPENTIN 87 83 20 51
TRAMADOL HCL 84 60 21 56
CARVEDILOL 83 71 22 1
CLOPIDOGREL 80 77 23 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 62 S3 24 33
HYDROCORTISONE 76 72 25 295
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 74 26 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 65 27 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 60 27 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 57 29 11
NAMENDA 65 53 30 93
GLIPIZIDE 62 56 31 75
PLAVIX 57 56 32 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 45 33 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55 34 16
CEPHALEXIN 54 39 35 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 41 R 36 153
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.