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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 6969

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 174 out of 6969

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
16%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 2,135 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 739 97 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 610 122 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 404 80 3 1
RISPERIDONE 341 34 4 88
CARBAMAZEPINE 337 27 5 204
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 313 52 6 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 301 0 7 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 286 38 8 14
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 281 44 9 169
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 247 53 10 101
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 0 11 20
TRAZODONE HCL 239 15 12 47
PAROXETINE HCL 235 23 13 65
LEVETIRACETAM 225 13 14 128
BACLOFEN 223 11 15 86
MELOXICAM 213 33 16 36
LAMOTRIGINE 209 21 17 221
METFORMIN HCL 208 37 18 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 198 50 R 19 177
DILANTIN 183 12 20 417
FAMOTIDINE 180 43 21 37
ABILIFY 174 12 22 173
OLANZAPINE 172 15 23 139
BUSPIRONE HCL 163 0 24 187
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 15 25 34
FUROSEMIDE 144 38 26 10
GENERLAC 134 32 27 286
CALCITONIN-SALMON 132 19 28 382
SEROQUEL 132 29 28 205
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122 12 30 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121 32 31 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111 30 32 13
PERMETHRIN 110 12 33 331
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 108 0 34 230
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 41 34 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102 13 36 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 27 37 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100 0 37 229
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 12 39 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 0 40 43
HYDROXYZINE HCL 95 0 R 41 159
ATENOLOL 94 25 42 9
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 25 42 153
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94 14 42 55
SUCRALFATE 92 49 45 247
MIRTAZAPINE 89 28 46 76
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88 0 47 216
NITROFURANTOIN 87 26 48 420
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 0 49 93
KLOR-CON 10 78 0 50 160
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 78 0 50 536
OXCARBAZEPINE 78 0 50 410
CRESTOR 71 0 53 39
GABAPENTIN 71 0 53 17
CARAFATE 69 17 55 451
ACTONEL 68 0 56 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 12 57 31
CEPHALEXIN 64 11 57 96
DETROL LA 61 0 59 223
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 13 60 11
LANTUS 59 0 61 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 0 61 16
FORTICAL 58 20 63 274
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 15 64 182
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 22 65 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 0 65 126
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 22 65 32
GLYBURIDE 50 0 R 68 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 0 68 64
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 Dec. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.