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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 517

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 517

911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 911 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 911 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 35,357 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,773 1,614 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,421 1,249 2 3
BENAZEPRIL HCL 1,399 1,154 10 3 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,377 1,054 S3 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,368 1,162 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,267 1,033 6 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 1,184 948 10 7 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 984 796 8 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 942 851 9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 912 796 10 17
FUROSEMIDE 766 715 11 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 673 616 12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 645 532 13 10
ATENOLOL 603 528 14 8
ACTOS 583 487 10 15 51
GLYBURIDE 577 456 R 16 53
LISINOPRIL 525 432 17 7
CLONIDINE HCL 520 482 18 59
CARVEDILOL 509 468 19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 508 404 20 14
GABAPENTIN 466 409 21 13
DIOVAN 454 434 22 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 445 439 23 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438 384 24 21
IBUPROFEN 430 303 25 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 375 26 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 376 320 27 65
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 375 332 28 56
RANITIDINE HCL 374 321 29 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363 291 30 12
ALLOPURINOL 350 335 31 37
TRAMADOL HCL 333 294 32 19
PROAIR HFA 286 195 33 33
ACARBOSE 280 253 34 191
JANUVIA 277 264 35 43
METHOCARBAMOL 273 243 R 36 197
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269 259 37 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268 229 38 22
GLIPIZIDE 252 208 39 30
TRAZODONE HCL 247 190 40 77
CILOSTAZOL 242 187 41 136
INSULIN SYRINGE 234 173 42 103
CLOPIDOGREL 233 222 43 47
MECLIZINE HCL 233 225 43 63
NAMENDA 229 227 45 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 216 46 67
LANTUS 225 195 47 61
DICYCLOMINE HCL 224 182 48 214
LOVAZA 220 152 49 55
HYDROCORTISONE 211 175 50 169
VOLTAREN 206 181 51 69
SERTRALINE HCL 204 177 52 60
DIGOXIN 204 203 52 79
PAROXETINE HCL 201 181 54 76
NAPROXEN 198 140 55 42
ZETIA 191 158 56 72
MEGESTROL ACETATE 187 175 R 57 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 176 166 58 140
FAMOTIDINE 169 157 59 44
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 166 126 60 145
BUSPIRONE HCL 163 115 61 121
PLAVIX 162 153 62 62
CRESTOR 159 146 63 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 143 63 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 151 65 34
KETOCONAZOLE 150 135 66 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 150 129 66 35
AMOXICILLIN 150 108 66 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 146 133 69 39
HUMULIN R 138 103 70 218
VENTOLIN HFA 135 97 71 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134 110 72 32
KLOR-CON 10 133 114 73 168
HYDROXYZINE HCL 131 106 R 74 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 118 75 50
MIRTAZAPINE 128 102 76 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123 123 77 147
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 120 111 78 202
FELODIPINE ER 120 120 78 217
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 96 80 110
AZITHROMYCIN 117 99 81 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 96 81 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 117 111 81 129
LIPITOR 115 98 84 81
SULINDAC 114 103 85 208
JANTOVEN 113 97 86 258
NOVOLIN R 113 98 86 190
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 112 90 S3 88 48
VERAPAMIL ER 108 84 89 158
FLUOCINONIDE 106 99 90 86
EVISTA 105 89 91 102
SINGULAIR 103 91 92 64
QUINAPRIL HCL 98 79 93 326
GEMFIBROZIL 97 68 94 80
VYTORIN 97 97 94 148
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96 70 R 96 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 86 97 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 81 97 74
PREDNISONE 92 86 99 89
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 92 81 99 272
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 83 101 119
CYMBALTA 91 66 101 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 74 103 104
MELOXICAM 86 86 104 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 82 105 141
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 73 R 106 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83 73 106 206
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 61 108 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 79 108 286
TRAVATAN Z 78 78 110 256
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 56 R 110 96
FINASTERIDE 77 46 112 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 76 113 36
CLOTRIMAZOLE 75 68 114 219
NIFEDIAC CC 74 73 115 254
AVODART 73 69 116 99
KLOR-CON 8 72 67 117 98
ESTRADIOL 72 50 R 117 196
RISPERIDONE 70 59 119 83
DIOVAN HCT 68 68 120 31
SUCRALFATE 66 62 121 276
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 65 121 117
PREMARIN 65 46 R 123 213
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 63 123 94
VESICARE 64 61 125 132
CAPTOPRIL 60 58 126 237
NON-DROWSY ALLERGY 60 49 10 126 410
CELEBREX 59 59 128 40
ACIPHEX 58 34 129 118
LACTULOSE 57 53 130 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 46 130 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 44 R 130 127
HUMALOG 55 41 133 146
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 42 133 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 38 133 100
CEPHALEXIN 54 49 136 82
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 46 137 163
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 41 138 130
NYSTATIN 52 46 138 246
PEN NEEDLE 51 34 140 205
HUMULIN 70-30 51 40 140 221
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 50 142 93
NATEGLINIDE 50 40 142 175
TRICOR 50 18 142 123
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 March 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.