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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,240Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 1469

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 1469

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 574 450 147 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 503 413 124 2 6
LISINOPRIL 469 389 116 3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 451 368 128 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 434 342 119 5 23
IBUPROFEN 343 266 127 6 92
NAPROXEN 331 256 140 7 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300 242 68 8 3
GABAPENTIN 236 158 66 9 48
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 233 182 73 S3 10 113
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 222 186 49 R 11 88
METFORMIN HCL 217 156 56 12 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214 171 47 13 21
ATENOLOL 203 174 46 14 12
AMOXICILLIN 197 150 114 15 141
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 148 53 S3 16 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 186 135 49 17 53
FUROSEMIDE 171 137 46 18 8
GLYBURIDE 139 115 32 R 19 121
DIOVAN 138 116 28 20 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 99 36 21 50
CLOPIDOGREL 123 118* 32 21 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 117* 27 23 44
SERTRALINE HCL 119 84 37 24 96
LORAZEPAM 111 88 35 B 25 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101 61 44 26 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 84 34 27 34
MECLIZINE HCL 88 63 35 28 104
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 62 24 29 70
NEXIUM 76 64 23 30 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75 70* 20 31 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 62 18 31 16
CARVEDILOL 73 61 14 33 2
VOLTAREN 73 44 32 33 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 41 43 R 35 350
PROAIR HFA 71 46 23 35 82
ATELVIA 70 65* 24 37 195
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 60* 21 38 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 33 23 39 77
NITROSTAT 60 48 29 40 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 39 15 41 52
GLIPIZIDE 56 51* 11 42 72
KLOR-CON 8 55 32 14 43 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 48* 20 44 66
HYDROCORTISONE 50 45* 23 45 302
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 June 6, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.