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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1448

$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1448

919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

5% of this provider’s 919 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,714 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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 890 820 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 746 724 2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 581 550 3 6
CARVEDILOL 485 410 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 479 450 5 23
METFORMIN HCL 411 353 6 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 285 7 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 342 334 8 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328 313 9 11
DIOVAN 297 265 10 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 273 11 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 241 12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 192 13 9
FUROSEMIDE 214 196 14 7
CRESTOR 211 174 15 17
ATENOLOL 209 193 16 12
FENOFIBRATE 191 166 17 54
NEXIUM 174 158 18 49
TRAMADOL HCL 159 144 19 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 139 20 8
DIOVAN HCT 151 149 21 29
LISINOPRIL 151 111 21 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 144 23 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 138 128 24 96
CLONIDINE HCL 131 126 25 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 107 26 20
ALLOPURINOL 122 122 27 43
KLOR-CON 8 120 117 28 70
ZETIA 113 104 29 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 91 29 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 101 31 42
LIPITOR 101 95 32 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 96 32 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 98 34 34
JANUVIA 93 80 35 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 83 36 66
PATANOL 80 64 37 175
NITROSTAT 79 75 38 31
LIDODERM 75 71 39 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 69 S3 39 113
CLOPIDOGREL 73 60 41 10
AMIODARONE HCL 72 70 42 22
VOLTAREN 71 71 43 107
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70 57 44 21
RAMIPRIL 69 64 45 36
MECLIZINE HCL 68 67 46 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 65 47 46
FAMOTIDINE 63 57 48 60
MELOXICAM 60 60 49 73
DEXILANT 59 56 50 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 58 51 67
GABAPENTIN 58 53 51 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 53 41
ACTOS 57 54 53 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 51 55 135
ACIPHEX 52 52 56 174
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.