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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 1448

$413K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 1448

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

8% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,673 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 697 634 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 441 390 2 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377 349 3 11
SIMVASTATIN 369 343 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 297 267 5 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281 274 6 20
ATENOLOL 273 255 7 12
DIOVAN 255 233 8 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241 241 9 16
ALLOPURINOL 237 210 10 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221 179 11 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 203 163 12 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 168 13 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 132 14 8
CARVEDILOL 152 133 15 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 117 16 18
GLYBURIDE 137 132 R 17 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 125 18 6
CRESTOR 127 116 19 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 122 20 34
FUROSEMIDE 118 86 21 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 106 22 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 87 22 96
PROAIR HFA 105 96 24 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 96 25 42
NITROSTAT 97 91 26 31
CEPHALEXIN 95 83 27 138
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 84 27 46
CLONIDINE HCL 94 59 29 45
LISINOPRIL 92 69 30 5
GABAPENTIN 89 89 31 51
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83 71 S3 32 113
DIGOXIN 79 79 33 13
AZITHROMYCIN 76 70 34 76
DIOVAN HCT 76 76 34 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 74 36 66
CLOPIDOGREL 72 65 37 10
NEXIUM 71 56 38 49
LOVASTATIN 68 68 39 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 62 40 130
RAMIPRIL 61 53 41 36
NAPROXEN 60 53 42 112
VENTOLIN HFA 59 58 43 196
FAMOTIDINE 58 34 44 60
COLCRYS 56 52 45 183
PLAVIX 55 55 46 14
LIPITOR 53 53 47 30
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 Oct. 3, 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.