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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 517

$2.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 517

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

14% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 45,297 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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
MELOXICAM 1,861 1,672 10 1 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,767 1,615 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,593 1,464 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,465 1,332 4 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,309 1,266 5 11
GABAPENTIN 1,270 1,157 6 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,261 1,086 7 21
MECLIZINE HCL 1,254 1,133 10 8 63
FUROSEMIDE 1,244 1,168 9 9
NEXIUM 1,237 1,094 10 29
TRAMADOL HCL 1,069 1,010 11 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,008 889 12 12
DIOVAN 992 880 13 20
CLONIDINE HCL 922 891 10 14 59
DIOVAN HCT 847 824 15 31
METFORMIN HCL 821 751 16 4
ATENOLOL 755 720 17 8
CRESTOR 728 679 18 27
VOLTAREN 720 689 19 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 702 656 20 14
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 631 577 R 21 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 590 518 22 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 564 503 23 65
PROAIR HFA 555 489 24 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 555 496 24 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 550 512 26 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 532 480 27 34
SINGULAIR 527 505 28 64
IBUPROFEN 499 432 29 16
DEXILANT 472 429 30 68
JANUVIA 463 401 31 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461 422 32 6
RANITIDINE HCL 457 364 33 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 439 433 10 34 203
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 429 411 35 38
LIDODERM 417 398 36 49
LIPITOR 416 390 37 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410 377 38 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 384 333 39 39
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 338 316 10 40 261
ALCOHOL SWABS 335 312 10 41 188
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 334 333 42 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 310 43 50
CLOPIDOGREL 329 314 44 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 326 326 45 22
LANTUS 317 285 46 61
LISINOPRIL 310 200 47 7
BUSPIRONE HCL 308 254 48 121
RAMIPRIL 308 277 48 97
VENTOLIN HFA 306 261 50 106
FLUOCINONIDE 306 273 50 86
CELEBREX 305 283 52 40
GLYBURIDE 305 292 R 52 53
ZETIA 297 239 54 72
CARVEDILOL 282 254 55 26
AZITHROMYCIN 270 222 56 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 265 246 57 130
PATANOL 259 259 58 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 258 230 59 117
PLAVIX 256 247 60 62
SPIRIVA 254 220 61 84
ACIPHEX 232 216 62 118
ACTOS 224 195 63 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 215 199 64 94
PROPRANOLOL HCL 211 205 65 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 181 66 36
COLCRYS 207 195 67 161
CLOTRIMAZOLE 202 158 68 219
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 197 187 69 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 161 70 24
PAROXETINE HCL 189 161 71 76
FENOFIBRATE 186 165 72 75
TRICOR 181 164 73 123
GLIPIZIDE 180 168 74 30
NASONEX 176 149 75 120
INSULIN SYRINGE 159 132 76 103
SYMBICORT 154 128 77 135
ALLOPURINOL 147 135 78 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143 117 79 17
GEMFIBROZIL 134 90 80 80
HYDROCORTISONE 134 125 80 169
DIGOXIN 134 134 80 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 133 124 S3 83 48
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 133 111 83 145
SERTRALINE HCL 132 111 85 60
SURE COMFORT 132 124 85 224
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 110 S3 87 5
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 126 115 88 200
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 108 89 93
NITROSTAT 116 110 90 172
HYDROXYZINE HCL 114 101 R 91 114
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 108 108 92 56
CILOSTAZOL 105 105 93 136
VERAPAMIL ER 103 103 94 158
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 96 95 226
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 96 96 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 84 97 35
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 96 90 98 198
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 96 74 98 188
CYMBALTA 94 72 100 71
AVODART 94 94 100 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 73 102 45
LOVAZA 89 69 103 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 59 104 144
NOVOLIN 70-30 85 64 104 278
DETROL LA 84 71 106 172
SOLARAZE 82 82 107 289
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82 76 R 107 142
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 60 109 214
METOLAZONE 78 78 110 349
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 72 111 286
FAMOTIDINE 73 64 112 44
ACTONEL 70 70 113 109
PRANDIN 68 68 114 295
FINASTERIDE 66 66 115 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 62 115 184
KLOR-CON 8 66 66 115 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 57 R 118 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 61 119 141
COMBIVENT 63 63 120 151
NIFEDIAC CC 62 50 121 254
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 54 122 74
JANUMET 57 33 123 134
SYNTHROID 57 48 123 182
TRILIPIX 54 39 125 194
NIFEDICAL XL 54 54 125 266
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 127 183
KETOCONAZOLE 53 53 127 139
PREDNISONE 50 42 129 89
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.