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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 517

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 517

683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

6% of this provider’s 683 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 24,232 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$41 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 1,257 1,124 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,010 911 2 3
ATENOLOL 786 725 3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 727 651 4 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 678 588 5 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 668 641 6 11
IBUPROFEN 532 481 7 16
MELOXICAM 509 464 8 25
METFORMIN HCL 491 460 9 4
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 463 407 10 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 434 422 11 32
LISINOPRIL 408 364 12 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405 384 13 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 395 364 14 22
AZITHROMYCIN 383 332 15 41
GABAPENTIN 363 338 16 13
NAPROXEN 324 279 17 42
CRESTOR 297 286 18 27
TRAMADOL HCL 295 249 19 19
DIOVAN HCT 295 273 19 31
FAMOTIDINE 294 260 21 44
MECLIZINE HCL 288 278 22 63
FUROSEMIDE 276 249 23 9
NEXIUM 276 244 23 29
PAROXETINE HCL 274 265 25 76
RAMIPRIL 262 253 26 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 261 239 27 35
DIOVAN 259 222 28 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 215 29 21
FENOFIBRATE 252 240 30 75
LOVAZA 252 194 30 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 246 32 12
VOLTAREN 238 235 33 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 228 221 34 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 221 204 R 35 96
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 219 185 R 36 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218 203 37 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 207 173 38 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 207 177 38 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 190 40 45
CARVEDILOL 202 187 41 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 199 42 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 194 43 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188 167 44 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 163 45 10
CELEBREX 170 164 46 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164 150 47 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 157 121 48 112
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 151 139 49 235
AMOXICILLIN 145 127 50 58
RANITIDINE HCL 141 131 51 54
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 134 128 52 188
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 108 53 15
BACLOFEN 128 121 54 91
FLUOCINONIDE 128 125 54 86
JANUVIA 122 110 56 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119 94 57 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 102 57 125
SINGULAIR 115 113 59 64
GLYBURIDE 114 100 R 60 53
DEXILANT 111 93 61 68
DESOXIMETASONE 108 91 62 262
COLCRYS 108 92 62 161
GEMFIBROZIL 106 60 64 80
SULINDAC 105 105 65 208
HYDROXYZINE HCL 102 83 R 66 114
DICYCLOMINE HCL 101 96 67 214
ALLOPURINOL 101 91 67 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 92 69 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 79 R 70 127
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 81 S3 71 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 93 72 147
PROAIR HFA 91 84 73 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 83 74 34
SPIRIVA 90 90 74 84
ACIPHEX 89 88 76 118
LIPITOR 88 88 77 81
AVODART 87 81 78 99
MEGESTROL ACETATE 85 85 R 79 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 85 79 46
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 83 77 81 323
ATELVIA 79 79 82 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 62 82 93
AMITIZA 77 70 84 284
TRICOR 77 64 84 123
LOVASTATIN 74 68 86 23
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 72 68 87 198
NABUMETONE 72 67 87 177
SERTRALINE HCL 72 71 87 60
CLOPIDOGREL 68 52 90 47
LIDODERM 67 67 91 49
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 67 57 91 129
NYSTATIN 66 60 93 246
ZETIA 65 65 94 72
PROCTOZONE-HC 63 59 95 178
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 56 96 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 55 97 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE 61 59 97 219
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 58 97 24
KLOR-CON 8 60 59 100 98
JANUMET 60 60 100 134
PLAVIX 58 47 102 62
CYMBALTA 57 57 103 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 56 103 94
NIASPAN 56 40 105 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 49 105 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 42 107 155
BONIVA 54 45 108 165
COMBIVENT 53 53 109 151
INDOMETHACIN 52 52 R 110 204
SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM 52 49 110 427
VERAPAMIL ER 50 50 112 158
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 May 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.