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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1469

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1469

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

4% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,829 1,796 230 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,529 1,493 174 2 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,239 1,213 146 3 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,229 1,229 154 4 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 857 852* 108 5 4
DIOVAN 847 823 106 6 14
ATENOLOL 612 597 75 7 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 602 571 77 8 1
CLOPIDOGREL 587 571 66 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 568 551 63 10 25
OMEPRAZOLE 449 427 88 11 23
TRAMADOL HCL 421 416* 83 12 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 419 394 47 13 44
CELEBREX 380 353 46 14 81
LIDODERM 379 374* 59 15 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 377 372* 56 16 70
GABAPENTIN 376 360 62 17 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 341 53 18 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 341 336* 69 19 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 319 37 19 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322 317* 41 21 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 319 319 67 22 172
ALLOPURINOL 291 277 35 23 45
EVISTA 283 278* 34 24 149
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 280 275* 70 25 95
NEXIUM 280 265 41 25 47
MELOXICAM 271 258 59 27 76
FUROSEMIDE 267 267 55 28 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 234 29 29 9
DIGOX 227 227 35 30 17
GLIPIZIDE 219 214* 29 31 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 218 218 27 32 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 211 45 33 18
CLONIDINE HCL 205 205 47 34 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199 180 31 35 50
NITROSTAT 198 178 78 36 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 194 31 37 66
PATANOL 186 186 32 38 201
LORAZEPAM 170 165* 26 B 39 60
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 170 157 20 R 39 88
CARVEDILOL 158 146 22 41 2
JANUVIA 152 152 15 42 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 150 124 16 43 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 147 147 28 44 77
MEGESTROL ACETATE 141 141 38 R 45 133
VOLTAREN 141 141 30 45 80
NASONEX 136 123 23 47 150
CRESTOR 133 133 16 48 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 127* 22 49 10
SOTALOL 131 131 22 50 39
LIDOCAINE 129 129 27 51 178
LANTUS 125 112 18 52 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 124 20 53 36
FENOFIBRATE* 122 122 13 54 54
FAMOTIDINE* 117 117 18 55 61
SPIRIVA 117 117 20 55 101
GLYBURIDE 114 109* 14 R 57 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 108* 20 58 41
NOVOLIN R 108 108 15 59 210
DIGOXIN 108 108 18 59 51
AVODART 107 107 14 61 112
FLUOCINONIDE 105 100* 19 62 143
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 101 101 29 63 192
DIOVAN HCT 98 98 34 64 122
FINASTERIDE 96 96 11 65 137
LISINOPRIL 92 92 11 66 7
AMOXICILLIN 89 84* 61 67 141
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 88 <11 <11 68 69
NAMENDA 86 <11 <11 69 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 80* 12 70 67
BENICAR 85 85 11 70 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 77* 63 72 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 <11 <11 73 63
FENOFIBRATE* 76 65 13 74 54
CILOSTAZOL 73 <11 <11 75 93
CREON 73 <11 <11 75 157
ALPRAZOLAM 71 71 16 B 77 75
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 68 68 11 78 356
PROCTOZONE-HC 65 65 12 79 318
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 <11 <11 R 80 167
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 <11 <11 81 26
TRIAZOLAM 63 63 21 B 81 251
PATADAY 62 62 11 83 193
AZELASTINE HCL 62 <11 <11 83 365
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 <11 <11 85 58
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 61 15 R 85 243
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 60 14 87 16
COLCRYS 57 52* 17 88 188
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 <11 <11 88 19
DEXILANT 56 <11 <11 90 84
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 54 25 S3 91 31
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 54 <11 <11 91 380
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 53 17 93 181
LOVAZA 53 <11 <11 93 42
PROAIR HFA 52 52 14 95 82
MECLIZINE HCL 52 52 14 95 104
MINOXIDIL 50 <11 <11 97 282
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 97 52
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.