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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 517

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 517

1,072 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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

4% of this provider’s 1,072 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 40,651 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 2,948 2,900 1 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,776 1,775 10 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 1,654 1,644 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,549 1,512 4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,278 1,239 5 21
DIOVAN HCT 961 952 6 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 937 894 7 12
MELOXICAM 925 909 8 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 865 835 9 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 818 775 10 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 804 796 11 50
DIOVAN 735 725 12 20
NEXIUM 732 706 13 29
ZETIA 709 697 10 14 72
ATENOLOL 677 669 15 8
FUROSEMIDE 657 651 16 9
CRESTOR 651 630 17 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645 628 18 18
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 626 610 R 19 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 623 620 20 22
GABAPENTIN 621 613 21 13
METFORMIN HCL 571 560 22 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 570 558 23 36
ACTOS 512 508 24 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 433 427 25 38
FAMOTIDINE 394 381 26 44
ALLOPURINOL 391 391 27 37
TRAMADOL HCL 349 329 28 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 332 323 29 93
BENAZEPRIL HCL 330 330 30 15
LIPITOR 330 324 30 81
CLOPIDOGREL 329 302 32 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 298 33 17
ACIPHEX 314 314 34 118
PAROXETINE HCL 312 307 35 76
PLAVIX 310 303 36 62
DEXILANT 308 307 37 68
AZITHROMYCIN 305 280 38 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 296 286 39 32
CELEBREX 293 285 40 40
CARVEDILOL 287 263 41 26
VOLTAREN 282 282 42 69
SINGULAIR 278 278 43 64
MECLIZINE HCL 271 258 44 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 270 269 45 46
VYTORIN 270 270 45 148
RAMIPRIL 266 266 47 97
JANUVIA 262 260 48 43
LANSOPRAZOLE 253 240 49 144
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 234 50 28
LEXAPRO 230 217 51 164
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 219 52 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 211 209 R 10 53 142
FENOFIBRATE 196 196 54 75
IBUPROFEN 191 161 55 16
NAMENDA 175 175 56 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 165 165 57 39
RANITIDINE HCL 160 148 58 54
PREDNISONE 157 151 59 89
LIDODERM 154 152 60 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 151 61 10
BONIVA 147 147 62 165
EVISTA 145 145 63 102
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 143 143 64 180
BENICAR HCT 137 137 65 166
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 132 128 66 56
SPIRIVA 128 120 67 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 123 68 226
SERTRALINE HCL 125 108 69 60
BYSTOLIC 122 122 70 114
TRICOR 121 111 71 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 111 72 74
DIGOXIN 116 116 73 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 114 74 34
LISINOPRIL 114 101 74 7
NASONEX 110 110 76 120
ACTONEL 110 109 76 109
HYDROXYZINE HCL 109 88 R 78 114
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 94 79 153
LANTUS 105 98 80 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 102 81 116
AVODART 103 103 82 99
TEKTURNA 101 101 83 284
VESICARE 101 101 83 132
LOVAZA 100 99 85 55
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 100 100 85 129
CYMBALTA 97 71 87 71
PROAIR HFA 96 95 88 33
CLONIDINE HCL 95 92 89 59
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 91 90 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 82 91 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 72 S3 92 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 87 93 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 84 94 184
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 83 95 130
BENICAR 81 81 96 105
NATEGLINIDE 79 79 97 175
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 78 77 98 170
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 73 99 112
SYMBICORT 75 75 100 135
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 70 101 155
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 68 102 67
METHIMAZOLE 68 65 103 342
COREG CR 68 68 103 250
LEVOXYL 66 66 105 249
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 66 S3 105 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 61 107 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 63 108 65
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 62 61 109 145
PATANOL 61 61 110 92
KLOR-CON 8 60 60 111 98
MISOPROSTOL 59 59 112 201
FINASTERIDE 58 51 113 87
AGGRENOX 58 58 113 216
COMBIVENT 57 45 115 151
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 116 183
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 50 117 117
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 117 95
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 54 53 117 222
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 52 120 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 51 R 121 96
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 Sept. 4, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.