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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 6969

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 6969

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

13% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 514 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 14,297 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LISINOPRIL 601 489 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585 363 S3 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 413 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 523 467 4 20
OMEPRAZOLE 485 336 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 469 336 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463 361 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437 293 8 13
SIMVASTATIN 372 298 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 331 272 10 7
GABAPENTIN 267 165 11 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 188 12 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 238 13 32
LANTUS 242 174 14 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 227 184 15 101
CARVEDILOL 222 180 16 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 185 16 8
RISPERIDONE 205 188 18 88
NAMENDA 193 188 19 51
MIRTAZAPINE 181 149 20 76
FAMOTIDINE 178 125 21 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 147 21 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165 124 23 16
TRAZODONE HCL 162 128 24 47
ATENOLOL 161 161 25 9
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 159 132 26 123
LEVETIRACETAM 158 71 27 128
SERTRALINE HCL 153 118 28 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 113 29 11
TRAMADOL HCL 148 118 30 27
OLANZAPINE 141 100 31 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 115 32 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 68 33 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 129 114 34 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 113 35 103
CLONIDINE HCL 124 76 36 59
FLUOCINONIDE 122 107 37 134
NOVOLOG 121 88 38 166
COMBIVENT 119 81 39 170
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 84 40 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 105 40 34
SEROQUEL 112 85 40 205
MELOXICAM 111 85 43 36
GENERLAC 111 33 43 286
HUMALOG 110 81 45 167
LOVASTATIN 102 96 46 15
KLOR-CON 10 99 71 47 160
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 62 48 114
DIGOXIN 96 82 49 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 0 R 50 203
CLOPIDOGREL 92 82 50 48
GLIPIZIDE 91 78 52 21
PAROXETINE HCL 90 65 53 65
OXYCODONE HCL 90 27 S2 53 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 70 53 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 78 53 119
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89 26 57 212
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 87 58 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 66 59 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 54 60 154
NYSTATIN 83 54 61 215
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 67 62 109
NEXIUM 81 66 63 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 63 S2 63 135
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 33 65 136
PREDNISONE 76 47 65 70
TRANSDERM-SCOP 76 46 65 478
PERMETHRIN 75 64 68 331
OXYCONTIN 75 34 S2 68 193
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 74 63 70 179
OLANZAPINE ODT 73 73 71 454
VALPROIC ACID 73 45 71 234
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72 55 73 126
FENTANYL 70 32 S2 74 113
GEMFIBROZIL 67 32 75 85
PHENYTOIN 67 43 75 301
RANITIDINE HCL 67 32 75 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 57 75 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 46 79 18
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 66 52 S2 79 188
NOVOLIN R 62 30 81 161
BACLOFEN 61 27 82 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 28 82 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 28 82 229
SANTYL 61 45 82 280
PLAVIX 60 53 86 68
ENDOCET 60 41 S2 86 355
RAMIPRIL 59 52 88 112
CEPHALEXIN 59 40 88 96
SPIRIVA 59 49 88 66
TRAVATAN Z 59 47 88 318
DIOVAN 59 46 88 26
CYMBALTA 58 34 93 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 38 R 94 177
VENTOLIN HFA 56 46 94 125
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 53 96 216
GLYCOPYRROLATE 55 40 96 383
ABILIFY 54 37 98 173
KLOR-CON 8 54 43 98 104
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 45 R 100 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 47 100 150
LIDODERM 52 44 100 75
AGGRENOX 51 51 103 270
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 37 104 64
LYRICA 50 32 104 137
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 9, 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.