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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1469

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1469

1,399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,289 1,976 361 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,585 1,231 273 2 23
FUROSEMIDE 1,494 1,303 261 3 8
METFORMIN HCL 1,429 1,034 201 4 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,125 825 335 S3 5 31
CARVEDILOL 1,097 966 181 6 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,001 762 149 7 63
FENOFIBRATE* 928 606 139 8 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 876 735 143 9 1
NABUMETONE 869 727 208 10 10 163
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 831 670 122 11 21
CLOPIDOGREL 829 758 128 12 5
LISINOPRIL 828 591 142 13 7
SIMVASTATIN 827 718 142 14 6
TRAMADOL HCL 817 540 199 15 55
CRESTOR 777 601 134 16 15
GABAPENTIN 769 500 162 17 48
DIOVAN 628 559 99 18 14
CEPHALEXIN 624 417 372 19 130
LORAZEPAM 596 458 172 B 20 60
FLUOCINONIDE 557 428 174 21 143
DEXILANT 526 380 129 22 84
IBUPROFEN 482 248 139 23 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 465 392 60 24 9
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 464 345 70 10 25 175
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460 402 73 26 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446 343 91 27 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 442 383 81 28 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 420 300 77 29 153
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 340 101 30 34
DIGOX 396 344 65 31 17
BACLOFEN 375 204 110 32 164
BENAZEPRIL HCL 341 299 58 33 26
JANUVIA 338 256 45 34 64
LANTUS 338 264 66 34 107
NEXIUM 326 267 57 36 47
NAMENDA 324 324 29 37 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 317 152 65 38 97
TRILIPIX 315 238 78 10 39 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 267 65 40 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 311 198 72 41 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 307 228 43 R 42 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307 270 63 42 4
MEGESTROL ACETATE 293 279 80 R 44 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 267 208 32 45 74
MELOXICAM 260 231 48 46 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 254 171 43 47 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240 235* 44 48 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 228 179 185 49 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 220 154 48 50 161
RAMIPRIL 216 147 36 51 35
ATENOLOL 213 169 37 52 12
KETOCONAZOLE 211 139 66 53 216
ALPRAZOLAM 204 169 60 B 54 75
GEMFIBROZIL 200 170 30 55 138
GLYBURIDE 198 156 29 R 56 121
MECLIZINE HCL 189 165 48 57 104
NAPROXEN 183 115 59 58 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 180 106 29 59 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 120 43 59 135
SERTRALINE HCL 171 116 36 61 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 160 46 61 41
LOVAZA 171 109 27 61 42
PROAIR HFA 169 121 61 64 82
FAMOTIDINE* 167 141 29 65 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 117 26 66 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 136 35 67 50
LEVETIRACETAM 164 139 20 68 220
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 162 130 27 S3 69 113
CELEBREX 162 138 36 69 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 146 27 71 91
DIGOXIN 157 130 40 72 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149 132 34 73 58
LACTULOSE 148 123 48 74 187
DICYCLOMINE HCL 146 104 36 75 243
AZITHROMYCIN 145 88 116 76 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 113 21 76 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145 126 26 76 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141 136* 24 79 13
JANUMET 139 108 19 80 127
INDAPAMIDE 136 120 20 81 215
ZETIA 132 127* 14 82 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 131 18 83 66
NASONEX 130 110 33 84 150
RISPERIDONE 130 125* 24 A 84 201
AMITIZA 126 108 44 86 182
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 126 75 71 86 245
AMIODARONE HCL 124 103 30 88 20
ENULOSE 121 90 11 89 312
PREDNISONE 119 106 69 90 103
TRAZODONE HCL 118 64 27 91 131
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 80 30 92 77
KLOR-CON M20 113 87 28 93 160
NOVOLOG 109 98 28 94 291
NIFEDIPINE ER 107 102* 22 95 59
EXFORGE 106 84 25 96 89
ALLOPURINOL 105 100* 20 97 45
FENOFIBRIC ACID 104 56 35 10 98 227
FENOFIBRATE* 103 81 22 99 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102 59 13 100 265
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 71 20 A 100 170
PATADAY 102 97* 30 100 193
AVODART 102 75 23 100 112
PAROXETINE HCL 101 90 17 104 129
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 81 75 105 140
SOTALOL 98 93* 20 105 39
ONGLYZA 96 67 28 107 249
NITROSTAT 94 79 35 108 30
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 92 87* 12 109 221
CYMBALTA 87 75 13 110 117
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 61 13 R 111 167
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 70 27 112 95
AGGRENOX 80 75* 17 113 257
SUCRALFATE 80 60 25 113 205
DETROL LA 78 <11 <11 115 239
CLONIDINE HCL 78 66 15 115 43
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 77 72* 12 117 132
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 76 <11 <11 R 118 169
TEMAZEPAM 75 70* 20 B 119 110
EXELON 72 61 16 120 296
GENERLAC 72 57 20 120 348
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 50 18 122 233
BENICAR 68 63* 16 123 49
LYRICA 68 <11 <11 123 147
MIRTAZAPINE 67 62* 11 125 166
CLONAZEPAM 65 44 12 B 126 114
ULTRA COMFORT* 65 54 24 126 361
FENOFIBRATE* 64 <11 <11 128 54
GLIPIZIDE 62 <11 <11 129 72
XARELTO 60 55* 15 130 24
VENTOLIN HFA 59 34 17 131 285
RANEXA 59 54* 22 131 33
CILOSTAZOL 59 <11 <11 131 93
FINASTERIDE 59 54* 14 131 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 45 17 135 172
VOLTAREN 58 45 15 135 80
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58 44 28 135 300
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 30 28 138 152
BYSTOLIC 54 49* 12 139 29
PATANOL 52 47* 13 140 201
TRADJENTA 52 47* 13 140 171
COREG CR 51 51 14 142 125
XOPENEX HFA 50 38 15 143 288
METOLAZONE 50 <11 <11 143 115
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 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.