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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 517

$257K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 190 out of 517

187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

22% of this provider’s 187 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 4,736 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 393 297 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266 231 2 2
ATENOLOL 264 240 3 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231 182 4 17
OMEPRAZOLE 199 151 5 3
JANUVIA 160 139 6 43
FENOFIBRATE 147 117 7 75
DIOVAN 140 108 8 20
METFORMIN HCL 138 94 9 4
AZITHROMYCIN 137 86 10 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 81 S3 11 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135 104 12 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125 89 13 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 86 14 21
FUROSEMIDE 121 113 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105 97 16 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 103 86 17 241
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 93 18 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 84 19 12
LISINOPRIL 82 67 20 7
IBUPROFEN 77 37 21 16
GABAPENTIN 76 64 22 13
FAMOTIDINE 73 60 23 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 24 11
ACTOS 54 46 25 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 49 25 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 53 27 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 28 28
NIASPAN 50 30 29 154
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. 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.