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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 6969

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 6969

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

9% of this provider’s 692 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 28,029 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,237 2,145 1 4
ATENOLOL 1,248 1,200 2 9
DIOVAN 813 749 3 26
METFORMIN HCL 738 674 4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 677 654 5 11
LOVASTATIN 668 595 6 15
AVODART 614 595 7 108
CELEBREX 580 569 8 67
LIDODERM 578 536 9 75
CLOPIDOGREL 509 490 10 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 485 462 11 74
ACTONEL 478 457 12 115
OMEPRAZOLE 465 435 13 6
GEMFIBROZIL 460 408 10 14 85
PLAVIX 454 433 15 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 434 431 16 14
CRESTOR 421 388 17 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 415 396 18 31
SIMVASTATIN 394 377 19 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 385 365 20 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 381 332 21 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 380 361 22 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 370 334 23 24
ACTOS 323 312 24 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 313 273 25 18
AZITHROMYCIN 311 283 26 42
BENICAR 304 299 27 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 274 28 12
AMOXICILLIN 286 268 29 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273 252 30 22
DIOVAN HCT 271 271 31 57
LISINOPRIL 242 225 32 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 230 33 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 241 241 33 44
JANUVIA 237 234 35 41
NEXIUM 231 229 36 52
FINASTERIDE 224 216 37 80
GABAPENTIN 224 219 37 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221 199 39 5
BYSTOLIC 218 218 40 155
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 205 195 10 41 214
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204 204 42 81
GLIPIZIDE 189 185 43 21
IBUPROFEN 185 167 44 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 184 184 45 32
NASONEX 182 182 46 144
MEGESTROL ACETATE 174 174 R 47 129
RANITIDINE HCL 167 152 48 46
MECLIZINE HCL 165 159 49 100
FELODIPINE ER 162 146 50 116
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 160 155 R 51 92
ALLOPURINOL 150 138 52 35
PROAIR HFA 144 144 53 33
LOVAZA 133 121 54 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 117 55 64
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 128 121 R 56 174
ATELVIA 124 124 57 111
BENICAR HCT 117 117 58 176
METHOCARBAMOL 115 113 R 59 249
PROCTOZONE-HC 115 110 59 293
PATANOL 112 91 61 142
HYDROXYZINE HCL 109 104 R 62 159
CROMOLYN SODIUM 108 92 63 320
LIPITOR 107 96 64 89
RESTASIS 103 96 65 354
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 102 66 45
FUROSEMIDE 102 101 66 10
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 99 89 68 284
COLCRYS 93 90 69 211
VENTOLIN HFA 91 87 70 125
NAPROXEN 89 78 71 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 80 72 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 75 R 73 130
SYMBICORT 84 81 74 149
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 83 75 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 82 70 76 95
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 82 76 76 255
PIROXICAM 82 82 76 323
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 74 S3 76 3
SPIRIVA 81 81 80 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 66 81 194
VIAGRA 79 66 82 370
PREDNISONE 79 75 82 70
VOLTAREN 79 74 82 105
FENOFIBRATE 78 77 85 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 73 86 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75 87 53
CARVEDILOL 73 73 88 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 61 R 89 87
WELCHOL 71 59 90 235
RISPERIDONE 71 64 90 88
CLONIDINE HCL 71 71 90 59
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70 58 93 317
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 65 94 136
GLYBURIDE 69 57 R 94 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 68 96 56
AZOR 63 63 97 233
FAMOTIDINE 63 56 97 37
LYRICA 62 47 99 137
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 62 62 99 13
EVISTA 61 61 101 118
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 61 101 171
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 58 103 91
HYDROCORTISONE 58 58 103 218
SERTRALINE HCL 58 58 103 38
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 57 56 106 384
TRICOR 57 50 106 143
SINGULAIR 56 56 108 84
RIVASTIGMINE 55 55 109 464
NAMENDA 55 52 109 51
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 53 53 111 250
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 52 112 34
ALCOHOL SWABS 52 47 112 273
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 46 114 58
JANUMET 50 38 114 138
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. 11, 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.