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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 517

$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 517

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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 403 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 8,520 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 753 606 1 1
AMOXICILLIN 607 501 10 2 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 540 476 3 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 521 454 4 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478 419 5 2
BENAZEPRIL HCL 442 360 6 15
IBUPROFEN 438 328 7 16
TRAMADOL HCL 343 258 8 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 340 247 9 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 323 262 10 85
METFORMIN HCL 316 247 11 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 258 188 12 46
OMEPRAZOLE 254 208 13 3
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 194 166 14 32
DIOVAN 164 150 15 20
FLUOCINONIDE 163 135 16 86
VENTOLIN HFA 150 105 17 106
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 141 18 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 141 117 19 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 127 20 36
FAMOTIDINE 131 119 21 44
COMBIVENT 127 114 22 151
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 122 67 23 180
GLYBURIDE 119 76 R 24 53
PATANOL 114 112 25 92
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 101 88 26 229
FUROSEMIDE 100 93 27 9
MELOXICAM 100 93 27 25
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 99 86 29 202
MECLIZINE HCL 96 77 30 63
ACTOS 93 80 31 51
INDOMETHACIN 85 65 R 32 204
LISINOPRIL 84 41 33 7
ALLOPURINOL 82 70 34 37
LANTUS 78 56 35 61
PROAIR HFA 74 62 36 33
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 68 50 37 170
CEPHALEXIN 66 53 38 82
NAPROXEN 65 47 39 42
SINGULAIR 64 57 40 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 43 41 10
ATENOLOL 54 45 42 8
QVAR 51 41 43 209
GABAPENTIN 50 36 44 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 28 44 117
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 9, 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.