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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,163Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1469

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1469

1,300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

N/A

Brand Name Drugs*

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

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
CARVEDILOL 1,416 1,209 336 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,249 1,160 185 2 9
CLOPIDOGREL 1,102 955 251 3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,027 913 269 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 760 682 195 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 678 566 170 6 19
LISINOPRIL 547 479 135 7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 530 485 128 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 452 387 86 9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409 357 108 10 11
FUROSEMIDE 400 362 117 11 8
ZETIA 306 281 71 12 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 262 66 13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 254 76 14 10
XARELTO 282 243 59 15 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 246 216 65 16 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 217 154 51 17 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216 211* 40 18 21
PRADAXA 213 213 33 19 28
CRESTOR 183 160 45 20 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 148 37 21 91
RANEXA 153 118 46 22 33
NITROSTAT 147 111 93 23 30
RAMIPRIL 134 110 26 24 35
DIOVAN 130 117 29 25 14
MULTAQ 128 128 22 26 57
DIGOX 118 113* 32 27 17
LOVASTATIN 112 107* 21 28 40
LOVAZA 110 75 23 29 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 100* 37 30 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 103 90 35 31 65
METFORMIN HCL 102 102 17 32 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 72 22 32 26
ATENOLOL 101 96* 28 34 12
WELCHOL 89 84* 23 35 106
AMIODARONE HCL 88 83* 32 36 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 57 13 37 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 78* 20 38 32
BYSTOLIC 77 72* 14 39 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 71 14 40 18
OMEPRAZOLE 70 57 17 41 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 52 14 42 41
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63 58* 16 43 69
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 57* 18 44 37
SOTALOL 58 47 17 45 39
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 56 <11 <11 46 46
PROPAFENONE HCL 56 <11 <11 46 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 50* 15 48 38
ELIQUIS 53 48* 20 49 167
ALLOPURINOL 52 <11 <11 50 45
NIASPAN 52 47* 12 50 62
BENICAR HCT 51 <11 <11 52 85
VYTORIN 51 51 15 52 94
DILTIAZEM ER 50 <11 <11 54 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 June 19, 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.