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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 1469

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 258 out of 1469

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in California
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 715 688 148 1 21
SIMVASTATIN 512 499 114 2 6
LISINOPRIL 449 438 111 3 7
LOVASTATIN 316 311* 76 4 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276 257 88 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275 270* 74 6 3
ATENOLOL 270 265* 57 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 268 263* 76 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 262 257* 62 9 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 199* 41 10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 142* 39 11 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139 139 35 12 50
CAPTOPRIL 138 138 27 13 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 132* 37 14 19
OMEPRAZOLE 136 131* 35 15 23
CLOPIDOGREL 134 129* 32 16 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 132 25 17 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 119* 33 18 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 96 32 S3 19 31
ALPRAZOLAM 119 114* 32 B 20 75
AMOXICILLIN 119 114* 84 20 141
AZITHROMYCIN 117 112* 66 22 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 108* 37 23 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 91 36 24 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 89* 23 25 41
CARVEDILOL 90 85* 21 26 2
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 76* 57 27 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 78 23 28 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 72* 20 29 53
GABAPENTIN 76 76 22 30 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 71 16 31 4
ALLOPURINOL 70 59 18 32 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 63* 27 33 174
PROAIR HFA 65 60* 18 34 82
PAROXETINE HCL 63 63 14 35 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 56* 49 36 152
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 58 12 37 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 58 13 37 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 50* 14 39 26
TEMAZEPAM 54 49* 18 B 40 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 52 16 41 63
DILTIAZEM ER 51 51 12 42 90
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 March 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.