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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1575 out of 6969

$226K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2446 out of 6969

1,395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
8% 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 1,395 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,999 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 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
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 745 694 1 64
SIMVASTATIN 369 356 2 1
LISINOPRIL 282 250 3 2
ATOVAQUONE-PROGUANIL HCL 265 246 10 4 353
ATENOLOL 223 208 5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 182 6 8
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 161 147 7 158
AZITHROMYCIN 156 142 8 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 103 S3 9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 97 10 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 100 11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107 102 12 4
K-TAB 106 94 13 83
FUROSEMIDE 90 87 14 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 74 15 24
OMEPRAZOLE 86 76 16 6
METFORMIN HCL 80 74 17 7
CEFUROXIME 79 75 18 343
ACETAZOLAMIDE 78 73 19 469
GLIPIZIDE 72 65 20 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68 68 21 13
ALLOPURINOL 65 65 22 35
QVAR 64 61 23 120
PROAIR HFA 63 54 24 33
LEVOTHROID 62 57 25 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 56 26 28
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 57 27 49
VERAPAMIL ER 55 46 28 133
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50 49 29 341
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. 23, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.