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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1448

$432K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 177 out of 1448

845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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

2% of this provider’s 845 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,720 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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 666 606 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 623 582 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 575 534 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 429 403 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 426 398 5 7
CARVEDILOL 389 338 6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277 254 7 4
ATENOLOL 255 219 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247 220 9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241 226 10 19
DIGOXIN 192 160 11 13
ZETIA 186 179 12 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169 151 13 20
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 167 138 14 53
LOVASTATIN 160 155 15 35
MULTAQ 159 141 16 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 148 17 18
SOTALOL 150 140 18 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 137 19 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 146 146 20 52
CLOPIDOGREL 133 115 21 10
CRESTOR 118 116 22 17
AMIODARONE HCL 112 104 23 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 86 S3 24 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 103 93 25 61
DIOVAN 96 81 26 15
VYTORIN 95 90 27 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 77 28 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 83 29 11
VERAPAMIL ER 73 56 30 88
PLAVIX 70 67 31 14
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 62 32 55
NIFEDIAC CC 58 58 33 206
PRADAXA 57 57 34 27
KLOR-CON 10 54 43 35 102
RAMIPRIL 54 54 35 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 37 16
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 Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.