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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 6969

$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 6969

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

4% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 767 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 27,328 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 790 708 1 20
OMEPRAZOLE 663 607 2 6
LOVAZA 662 582 3 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 634 563 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582 543 5 4
CELEBREX 556 518 6 67
GABAPENTIN 524 451 7 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 516 504 8 14
LIDODERM 515 495 9 75
DIOVAN 477 432 10 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470 441 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 446 408 12 7
FUROSEMIDE 434 405 13 10
ATENOLOL 425 384 14 9
SIMVASTATIN 405 371 15 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 396 323 16 31
LOVASTATIN 372 351 17 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366 342 18 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 357 327 19 16
LISINOPRIL 329 256 20 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322 245 S3 21 3
SINGULAIR 312 293 22 84
NAMENDA 294 294 23 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 287 287 24 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 277 25 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 262 239 26 55
ATELVIA 259 246 27 111
SODIUM CHLORIDE 246 137 28 242
CLONIDINE HCL 245 230 29 59
PLAVIX 243 209 30 68
CLOPIDOGREL 240 212 31 48
CARVEDILOL 239 230 32 25
CRESTOR 234 180 33 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 210 34 30
JANUVIA 218 191 35 41
ALLOPURINOL 218 204 35 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 214 191 37 182
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 196 38 12
BENICAR 209 196 39 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 202 127 40 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200 200 41 81
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 199 189 42 284
RANITIDINE HCL 198 176 43 46
NASONEX 196 180 44 144
LANTUS 196 149 44 50
NEXIUM 193 188 46 52
FAMOTIDINE 189 157 47 37
EXELON 188 175 48 157
AZITHROMYCIN 182 156 49 42
GLIPIZIDE 179 169 50 21
MIRTAZAPINE 177 162 51 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176 152 52 151
TRAMADOL HCL 176 154 52 27
ZETIA 170 125 54 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 152 55 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 141 56 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 142 57 24
VOLTAREN 155 129 58 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 153 126 59 18
MECLIZINE HCL 149 141 60 100
EXFORGE 149 140 60 190
DIOVAN HCT 147 122 62 57
LYRICA 144 136 63 137
PROAIR HFA 139 128 64 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 138 125 65 212
LIPITOR 135 125 66 89
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 133 119 67 214
BYSTOLIC 133 124 67 155
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 95 69 19
AZOR 128 128 70 233
LEVETIRACETAM 126 57 71 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 124 72 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE 124 121 R 73 129
TRILIPIX 123 88 74 175
MELOXICAM 122 113 75 36
DIGOXIN 120 119 76 71
RISPERIDONE 119 99 77 88
PREDNISONE 118 108 78 70
NOVOLIN R 117 99 79 161
AMOXICILLIN 116 111 80 99
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 116 90 80 179
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 94 82 101
ACTONEL 113 113 83 115
ONGLYZA 110 72 84 164
LANSOPRAZOLE 110 106 84 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 96 86 64
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 107 65 R 87 92
HUMULIN R 107 95 87 223
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 91 89 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 74 89 109
NYSTATIN 103 83 89 215
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 85 92 78
ACTOS 97 81 93 61
DEXILANT 97 83 93 110
VYTORIN 96 73 95 148
SPIRIVA 93 82 96 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 79 97 106
FENTANYL 87 80 S2 98 113
BENICAR HCT 86 86 99 176
WELCHOL 85 62 100 235
SEROQUEL 85 81 100 205
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 83 83 102 178
MOMETASONE FUROATE 83 71 102 361
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 83 80 102 230
TRICOR 82 69 105 143
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 82 70 S2 105 188
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 67 R 107 159
NOVOLOG 81 65 107 166
ACIPHEX 80 74 109 181
IBUPROFEN 79 55 110 29
CLONIDINE 79 76 110 356
FENOFIBRATE 78 60 112 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 77 112 34
AVODART 78 78 112 108
EVISTA 74 74 115 118
HUMALOG 73 50 116 167
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 117 119
JANUMET 70 65 118 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 48 119 103
COLCRYS 68 66 119 211
GLYBURIDE 68 59 R 119 54
LEVEMIR 67 33 122 232
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67 62 S3 122 73
TRADJENTA 67 66 122 325
VESICARE 66 66 125 163
PATADAY 65 57 126 213
CYMBALTA 63 47 127 72
BACLOFEN 62 54 128 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 49 129 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 54 129 8
FLUOCINONIDE 61 54 129 134
CROMOLYN SODIUM 60 58 132 320
NITROSTAT 60 50 132 210
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 35 132 136
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 52 132 194
AMIODARONE HCL 59 52 136 184
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 137 53
GEMFIBROZIL 58 40 137 85
PAROXETINE HCL 56 42 139 65
BONIVA 56 56 139 198
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 43 141 216
METRONIDAZOLE 53 41 142 316
RESTASIS 52 51 143 354
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50 42 144 307
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 8, 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.