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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1448

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1448

1,251 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

0% of this provider’s 13,957 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,346 1,253 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,272 1,171 2 2
CARVEDILOL 1,052 878 3 1
LISINOPRIL 966 801 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 636 577 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 626 594 6 8
ATENOLOL 598 549 7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557 519 8 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 511 443 9 11
SIMVASTATIN 493 433 10 3
AMIODARONE HCL 415 369 11 22
KLOR-CON 8 351 307 12 70
CLOPIDOGREL 325 261 13 10
CRESTOR 313 283 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286 244 15 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 285 262 16 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 260 180 17 16
DIOVAN 247 220 18 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 194 19 19
PLAVIX 209 172 20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206 178 21 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 182 152 22 67
ZETIA 173 149 23 28
FENOFIBRATE 165 132 24 54
NIASPAN 161 131 25 47
OMEPRAZOLE 158 151 26 23
PRADAXA 149 137 27 27
PROPAFENONE HCL 132 122 28 62
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 117 86 29 21
NITROSTAT 115 97 30 31
CLONIDINE HCL 112 104 31 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107 82 32 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 105 91 33 52
LOVASTATIN 104 97 34 35
METOLAZONE 101 86 35 124
CILOSTAZOL 98 97 36 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 74 37 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 97 37 61
BYSTOLIC 93 73 39 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 65 40 79
DILTIAZEM ER 74 72 41 78
BENICAR 70 58 42 50
RANITIDINE HCL 65 61 43 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 57 44 18
COREG CR 61 61 45 83
KLOR-CON 10 61 61 45 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 37 47 24
LIPITOR 60 47 47 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 42 49 42
COUMADIN 53 42 49 101
RANEXA 51 49 51 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 51 38
DIOVAN HCT 50 46 53 29
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.