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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 6969

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 6969

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

12% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 431 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 22,203 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,153 1,047 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 829 734 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 823 720 S3 3 3
LISINOPRIL 708 560 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 705 660 5 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 650 649 6 4
RISPERIDONE 629 539 7 88
SERTRALINE HCL 578 489 8 38
OMEPRAZOLE 563 544 9 6
CARVEDILOL 476 443 10 25
GABAPENTIN 472 451 11 17
METFORMIN HCL 449 362 12 7
FAMOTIDINE 419 364 13 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403 318 14 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 354 354 15 93
NAMENDA 350 307 16 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 345 319 17 34
ATENOLOL 343 300 18 9
FENTANYL 339 280 S2 19 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 296 20 8
SIMVASTATIN 328 319 21 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 291 22 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 227 23 20
DIGOXIN 260 239 24 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234 223 25 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 224 209 S3 26 73
CLOPIDOGREL 219 202 27 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 217 217 28 119
ALLOPURINOL 194 183 29 35
PAROXETINE HCL 191 180 30 65
LEXAPRO 190 161 31 200
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 189 159 32 169
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 159 33 12
DIOVAN 176 167 34 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 171 167 35 56
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 169 166 36 216
CLONIDINE HCL 168 132 37 59
MEGESTROL ACETATE 163 140 R 38 129
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 162 131 39 136
NOVOLIN R 161 140 40 161
PLAVIX 159 146 41 68
LANTUS 156 122 42 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 118 43 16
PREDNISONE 143 143 44 70
GLIPIZIDE 141 121 45 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 134 46 45
KLOR-CON 8 138 138 47 104
FINASTERIDE 136 136 48 80
OLANZAPINE 133 133 49 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127 99 50 165
KLOR-CON M20 127 107 50 201
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126 85 52 103
ABILIFY 124 106 53 173
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 122 54 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 100 55 114
HUMULIN R 112 91 56 223
NEXIUM 110 76 57 52
KLOR-CON 10 110 110 57 160
CYMBALTA 105 105 59 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 104 60 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 93 60 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 97 62 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 85 63 58
ACTOS 96 82 63 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 90 65 64
MIRTAZAPINE 93 93 66 76
GENERLAC 92 70 67 286
TRAZODONE HCL 90 90 68 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 77 69 187
LACTULOSE 84 49 70 131
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83 81 71 212
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 83 78 71 439
SPIRIVA 82 59 73 66
NUEDEXTA 80 80 74 469
MELOXICAM 77 63 75 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 71 76 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 76 76 22
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 73 50 78 307
DEXILANT 73 58 78 110
ENULOSE 72 53 80 493
GLYBURIDE 71 71 R 81 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69 69 82 168
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 45 83 95
CARISOPRODOL 66 43 R 84 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65 64 85 123
VESICARE 65 65 85 163
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 61 85 31
AMOXICILLIN 64 52 88 99
LYRICA 64 50 88 137
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 62 90 171
BUMETANIDE 63 62 90 305
RAMIPRIL 63 63 90 112
HALOPERIDOL 59 59 93 244
NOVOLOG 58 39 94 166
CEPHALEXIN 58 52 94 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 45 96 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 52 96 102
SUCRALFATE 55 55 98 247
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 31 99 204
FLUCONAZOLE 53 41 100 276
CRESTOR 53 14 100 39
CEFTRIAXONE 52 45 102 343
LOVASTATIN 51 49 103 15
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 50 104 179
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 44 104 194
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 Feb. 16, 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.