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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 208

$3.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 208

271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

27% of this provider’s 271 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,561 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 43%.

Prescription Price

$578 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $300 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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
ISENTRESS 373 93 1 4
ATRIPLA 330 126 2 16
NORVIR 234 30 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 21 S3 4 3
ANDROGEL 177 55 S3 5 30
EGRIFTA 164 12 10 6 117
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 34 7 14
VALACYCLOVIR 152 41 8 41
TRUVADA 152 0 8 2
PREZISTA 148 29 10 7
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 125 64 11 37
EMTRIVA 120 41 10 12 84
VIREAD 117 28 13 26
ACYCLOVIR 92 25 14 17
SUSTIVA 85 23 15 51
REYATAZ 85 0 15 6
CYMBALTA 83 24 17 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 36 18 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 34 19 62
OMEPRAZOLE 75 11 20 8
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 67 0 S3 21 60
ATENOLOL 66 23 22 22
VANCOMYCIN HCL 65 60 23 36
EPZICOM 63 29 24 10
LYRICA 61 16 25 78
VIRAMUNE XR 59 53 26 42
GABAPENTIN 56 21 27 13
TRIZIVIR 55 0 28 161
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 16 R 29 91
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 0 30 18
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 Jan. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.