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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,840Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1469

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1469

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

22% 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

30 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,665 1,483 342 10 1 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,444 1,356 275 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 814 710 158 3 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 752 707 152 4 16
RANITIDINE HCL 698 668 168 5 108
LISINOPRIL 695 613 146 6 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 550 468 100 7 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 534 522 111 8 50
CARVEDILOL 499 431 97 9 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 499 494* 105 9 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 440 414 108 11 70
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 400 72 12 21
OMEPRAZOLE 380 342 124 13 23
FUROSEMIDE 378 358 98 14 8
CLOPIDOGREL 346 325 65 15 5
TRAMADOL HCL 333 301 111 16 55
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 299 65 17 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 292 71 18 32
DIOVAN 280 275* 57 19 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 241 61 20 4
BENAZEPRIL HCL 253 221 46 21 26
JANUVIA 242 213 42 22 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 240 217 167 23 128
ALLOPURINOL 221 221 41 24 45
IBUPROFEN 203 190 73 25 92
ATENOLOL 203 180 35 25 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202 181 34 27 13
SIMVASTATIN 199 194* 82 28 6
KLOR-CON 8 189 184* 59 29 73
AZITHROMYCIN 172 150 120 30 79
NAPROXEN 171 156 58 31 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 158 153* 36 32 22
ZETIA 157 152* 24 33 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 148* 33 34 1
BYSTOLIC 142 142 26 35 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 126* 41 36 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126 121* 20 37 58
FENOFIBRATE* 123 102 30 38 54
NEXIUM 118 105 24 39 47
LANTUS 118 97 23 39 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 110* 28 41 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 87 42 42 135
CRESTOR 111 111 21 43 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 108 17 44 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 97 30 44 18
GABAPENTIN 106 95 22 46 48
MECLIZINE HCL 102 87 34 47 104
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 94* 29 48 34
SUCRALFATE 95 90* 42 49 205
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 85* 20 50 10
SERTRALINE HCL 86 81* 21 51 96
DIGOX 85 85 21 52 17
DIOVAN HCT 73 68* 28 53 122
CLONIDINE HCL 71 60 16 54 43
PROAIR HFA 69 64* 32 55 82
TRAZODONE HCL 68 68 16 56 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 56* 27 57 283
FENOFIBRATE* 60 49 15 58 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 43 15 59 208
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 52* 43 60 140
NITROSTAT 56 51* 40 61 30
TRADJENTA 55 50* 12 62 171
EXFORGE 52 52 11 63 89
RANEXA 52 <11 <11 63 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 47* 23 63 77
DOXEPIN HCL 51 39 19 66 386
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 Nov. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.