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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 6969

$2.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 6969

516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

19% of this provider’s 516 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 28,677 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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
NEXIUM 900 822 1 52
LIDODERM 896 826 2 75
CRESTOR 734 698 3 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680 646 4 4
DIOVAN 665 617 5 26
CELEBREX 647 596 6 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 608 594 7 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 569 535 8 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484 445 9 11
JANUVIA 463 427 10 41
ATENOLOL 458 423 11 9
FUROSEMIDE 458 436 11 10
DIOVAN HCT 454 440 13 57
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412 405 14 5
SINGULAIR 397 387 15 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 383 373 16 23
SIMVASTATIN 375 339 17 1
METFORMIN HCL 352 310 18 7
NASONEX 342 332 19 144
OMEPRAZOLE 334 314 20 6
LYRICA 333 313 21 137
ACTONEL 321 302 22 115
TRAMADOL HCL 319 301 23 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 313 282 24 45
LOVAZA 313 289 24 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 305 263 26 44
ZETIA 279 251 27 98
VOLTAREN 273 257 28 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 260 29 53
MISOPROSTOL 266 250 30 292
PLAVIX 265 264 31 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260 260 32 14
CREON 247 225 33 147
LISINOPRIL 244 170 34 2
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 243 237 35 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 217 36 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229 218 S3 36 3
ROPINIROLE HCL 226 225 38 162
VESICARE 225 201 39 163
CLONIDINE HCL 224 206 40 59
ACIPHEX 223 206 41 181
IBUPROFEN 221 205 42 29
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 220 208 S3 43 73
MELOXICAM 217 217 44 36
CARVEDILOL 212 188 45 25
ALLOPURINOL 212 212 45 35
BENICAR HCT 207 207 47 176
AVODART 201 201 48 108
CLOPIDOGREL 199 199 49 48
LIPITOR 196 193 50 89
COMBIVENT 191 191 51 170
GABAPENTIN 187 158 52 17
DEXILANT 185 176 53 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 180 178 54 78
KLOR-CON 8 175 165 55 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170 170 56 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 159 57 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165 164 57 13
BENICAR 162 162 59 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 161 150 60 91
MECLIZINE HCL 154 154 61 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 153 62 20
ABILIFY 147 146 63 173
PATANOL 146 141 64 142
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 145 145 65 256
LANSOPRAZOLE 144 144 66 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 143 67 81
LEXAPRO 138 130 68 200
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135 135 69 24
JANUMET 134 118 70 138
CYMBALTA 134 122 70 72
NITROLINGUAL 134 128 10 70 440
NAMENDA 130 130 73 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 130 73 32
SYNTHROID 130 104 73 94
MICARDIS 123 123 76 277
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122 110 77 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121 111 78 151
AMITIZA 120 100 79 254
ACTOS 120 103 79 61
HYDROXYZINE HCL 120 113 R 79 159
MICARDIS HCT 118 118 82 285
BONIVA 117 111 83 198
ENABLEX 115 103 84 299
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 114 108 85 178
LUNESTA 113 112 86 374
FLECTOR 108 108 87 264
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 106 94 88 231
PROCTOZONE-HC 104 104 89 293
PROAIR HFA 104 91 89 33
VYTORIN 103 103 91 148
DETROL LA 101 101 92 223
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99 94 93 106
EXFORGE 97 96 94 190
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 97 94 30
EVISTA 93 93 96 118
AZITHROMYCIN 91 87 97 42
RANEXA 87 87 98 357
KETOCONAZOLE 85 84 99 185
SERTRALINE HCL 83 70 100 38
CILOSTAZOL 81 81 101 208
CAPTOPRIL 80 67 102 226
TOPROL XL 80 80 102 430
ALCOHOL SWABS 77 66 104 273
BYSTOLIC 76 76 105 155
AMIODARONE HCL 76 76 105 184
LANTUS 74 53 107 50
PRADAXA 73 73 108 313
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 72 72 109 230
CLOTRIMAZOLE 72 65 109 259
ARTHROTEC 75 72 71 10 109 545
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 59 R 112 87
NITROSTAT 71 69 112 210
TEKTURNA 71 67 112 295
SPIRIVA 64 58 115 66
SOLARAZE 64 54 115 314
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 60 117 56
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 61 60 118 328
SYMBICORT 60 58 119 149
TRAZODONE HCL 59 59 120 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 55 120 127
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 59 120 136
HYDROCORTISONE 58 42 123 218
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 58 58 123 269
PREMARIN 57 56 R 125 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 37 126 8
EXELON 56 44 126 157
RAMIPRIL 56 55 126 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 49 129 12
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54 54 130 260
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 52 131 119
RANITIDINE HCL 52 52 131 46
ARICEPT 52 52 131 399
PATADAY 52 52 131 213
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 51 135 95
VERAPAMIL ER 51 51 135 133
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 49 137 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50 137 102
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 April 29, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.