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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 127 out of 6969

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 6969

1,099 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 Average for
this specialty
in California
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,099 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,099 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,833 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in California
LISINOPRIL 708 608 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 681 613 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 651 556 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 564 448 S3 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 529 452 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 455 6 4
ATENOLOL 437 415 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 382 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 338 302 9 10
LOVASTATIN 335 316 10 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 303 279 11 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 238 12 8
CARVEDILOL 243 220 13 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 185 14 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 176 162 15 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 165 16 23
GABAPENTIN 169 142 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 141 18 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 146 19 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 128 20 12
DIOVAN 152 129 20 26
CLOPIDOGREL 142 132 22 48
ACTOS 133 120 23 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 130 24 22
GLIPIZIDE 128 125 25 21
PAROXETINE HCL 127 110 26 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 113 27 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 96 28 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 108 98 29 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 98 30 43
PLAVIX 105 99 31 68
SPIRIVA 92 92 32 66
TRAMADOL HCL 90 58 33 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 86 33 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 87 35 32
PREDNISONE 88 78 35 70
ALPRAZOLAM 88 69 35 172
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 76 38 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86 82 38 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 53 38 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 85 41 153
OXYCODONE HCL 84 47 S2 42 117
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83 50 S2 43 90
IBUPROFEN 82 56 44 29
GLYBURIDE 81 80 R 45 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 67 46 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 59 46 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 74 48 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 65 48 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 50 119
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74 61 51 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 63 52 31
SERTRALINE HCL 73 55 52 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 73 52 95
CHLORTHALIDONE 71 70 55 152
AZITHROMYCIN 66 54 56 42
FINASTERIDE 64 62 57 80
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 45 S2 57 180
DIGOXIN 63 63 59 71
NAPROXEN SODIUM 62 53 60 358
LORAZEPAM 62 60 60 186
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 58 62 109
MECLIZINE HCL 59 57 63 100
NAMENDA 59 59 63 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 50 65 55
RAMIPRIL 53 53 66 112
DIOVAN HCT 53 45 66 57
BACLOFEN 53 32 66 86
ALLOPURINOL 53 48 66 35
KLOR-CON M20 52 52 70 201
MIRTAZAPINE 52 50 70 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 48 70 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 51 70 28
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 42 74 60
GEMFIBROZIL 50 36 75 85
PROAIR HFA 50 42 75 33
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 Aug. 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.