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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 6969

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 6969

299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%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

11% of this provider’s 299 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,162 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 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
NEXIUM 582 525 1 52
DIOVAN HCT 567 548 2 57
SIMVASTATIN 553 531 3 1
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 505 453 4 78
TRAMADOL HCL 501 458 5 27
NAMENDA 494 481 6 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 472 424 7 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 442 410 8 22
MELOXICAM 425 396 9 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 393 389 10 32
BYSTOLIC 350 313 11 155
SOLARAZE 337 306 12 314
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 334 321 13 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332 310 14 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313 298 15 23
OMEPRAZOLE 311 272 16 6
CYMBALTA 306 258 17 72
MECLIZINE HCL 293 268 18 100
PLAVIX 292 291 19 68
FUROSEMIDE 288 271 20 10
JANUMET 285 257 21 138
DIOVAN 285 259 21 26
CARVEDILOL 282 267 23 25
CRESTOR 278 254 24 39
GABAPENTIN 271 270 25 17
CLONIDINE HCL 266 233 26 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260 233 27 4
CLOPIDOGREL 256 252 28 48
IBUPROFEN 252 224 29 29
EXELON 251 251 30 157
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248 223 31 5
JANUVIA 245 228 32 41
SERTRALINE HCL 244 243 33 38
ACTONEL 230 227 34 115
VOLTAREN 222 200 35 105
SINGULAIR 220 208 36 84
LOVAZA 208 200 37 77
CELEBREX 204 201 38 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 187 39 53
DEXILANT 197 189 40 110
METFORMIN HCL 183 180 41 7
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 178 157 R 42 92
SINGLE USE SWAB 176 173 43 306
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174 174 44 81
VESICARE 171 141 45 163
GLIMEPIRIDE 164 164 46 44
ZETIA 159 159 47 98
CREON 154 154 48 147
LIPITOR 149 148 49 89
PROAIR HFA 147 121 50 33
LIDODERM 144 120 51 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139 139 52 14
ATENOLOL 138 124 53 9
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 126 126 54 178
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 110 54 93
BONIVA 123 111 56 198
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 106 57 162
AVODART 116 116 58 108
RAMIPRIL 116 99 58 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 106 60 91
VYTORIN 112 97 60 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 103 60 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 107 63 20
NASONEX 107 73 63 144
KETOCONAZOLE 105 104 65 185
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 91 66 151
SYMBICORT 102 100 67 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101 101 68 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 89 S3 69 3
ACIPHEX 98 76 69 181
ALCOHOL SWABS 98 90 69 273
ATELVIA 96 88 72 111
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 64 73 182
LANTUS 87 65 74 50
SPIRIVA 86 75 75 66
ALLOPURINOL 86 86 75 35
METHIMAZOLE 85 85 77 345
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 66 78 19
LEXAPRO 84 83 78 200
KLOR-CON 8 84 79 78 104
NIFEDIPINE ER 82 82 81 95
COLCRYS 81 81 82 211
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 73 83 30
LYRICA 75 75 84 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 69 85 24
FLUOCINONIDE 70 60 86 134
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 66 87 18
EXFORGE 68 48 88 190
CHLORTHALIDONE 68 64 88 152
LOVASTATIN 67 67 90 15
PATADAY 67 67 90 213
DIGOXIN 66 66 92 71
FENOFIBRATE 66 49 92 63
COREG CR 64 64 94 252
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 95 119
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 35 96 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59 59 97 13
NAPROXEN 58 46 98 62
AZITHROMYCIN 58 53 98 42
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 56 53 100 443
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 100 184
CILOSTAZOL 56 53 100 208
ZENPEP 56 56 100 283
NIASPAN 55 55 104 146
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 54 104 171
SURE COMFORT 53 37 106 263
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 44 107 153
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 51 107 43
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. 13, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.