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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 6969

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 6969

1,099 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%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

3% of this provider’s 1,099 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,099 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 19,474 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% 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

20 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
OMEPRAZOLE 740 653 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 694 634 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 600 551 3 1
GABAPENTIN 571 514 4 17
DIOVAN 510 477 5 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 395 S3 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 440 408 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 438 389 8 7
CARVEDILOL 369 333 9 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 349 311 10 16
NAMENDA 348 333 11 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 343 306 12 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 292 13 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310 279 14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 292 15 8
TRAMADOL HCL 305 260 16 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 291 17 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 279 245 18 14
LOVASTATIN 270 264 19 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269 231 20 23
MELOXICAM 246 222 21 36
LISINOPRIL 242 223 22 2
JANUVIA 237 191 23 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 221 24 32
LANTUS 233 200 25 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 206 26 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 199 187 27 18
ATENOLOL 195 181 28 9
FAMOTIDINE 182 148 29 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 180 149 30 109
ACTONEL 176 176 31 115
HUMALOG 171 133 32 167
GLYBURIDE 171 144 R 32 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170 149 34 13
LIDODERM 160 117 35 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 126 36 22
MEGESTROL ACETATE 153 149 R 37 129
NIFEDIPINE ER 150 113 38 95
CLOPIDOGREL 149 117 39 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 149 134 39 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146 104 41 154
CELEBREX 136 126 42 67
NEXIUM 136 119 42 52
DIOVAN HCT 136 126 42 57
SERTRALINE HCL 133 110 45 38
MIRTAZAPINE 132 128 46 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 125 47 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 118 47 81
LOVAZA 125 105 49 77
NAPROXEN 122 96 50 62
CRESTOR 122 107 50 39
MECLIZINE HCL 122 103 50 100
VOLTAREN 121 109 53 105
AZITHROMYCIN 118 98 54 42
PLAVIX 117 101 55 68
ASPIRIN EC 108 108 56 303
PROAIR HFA 100 92 57 33
VYTORIN 98 86 58 148
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 82 59 56
CYMBALTA 97 70 59 72
PEN NEEDLE 96 70 61 196
ROPINIROLE HCL 93 67 62 162
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 72 62 44
SINGULAIR 90 78 64 84
ALLOPURINOL 89 81 65 35
CLONIDINE HCL 89 52 65 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86 77 67 30
DIGOXIN 85 85 68 71
EXFORGE 83 76 69 190
AVODART 82 78 70 108
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 79 72 R 71 92
LEVETIRACETAM 79 57 71 128
NASONEX 78 68 73 144
TRICOR 78 65 73 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 73 75 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 73 76 119
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 49 77 60
FENOFIBRATE 74 48 77 63
LIPITOR 70 63 79 89
LYRICA 70 58 79 137
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 70 79 123
ZETIA 69 69 82 98
GLIPIZIDE 67 65 83 21
TEKTURNA 66 55 84 295
PREDNISONE 64 53 85 70
LACTULOSE 63 35 86 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 34 87 102
HUMULIN 70-30 61 56 88 294
ACTOS 60 50 89 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 58 90 126
SPIRIVA 58 56 91 66
SODIUM CHLORIDE 56 53 92 242
OXCARBAZEPINE 54 54 93 410
VENTOLIN HFA 54 44 93 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 48 95 151
AMIODARONE HCL 53 52 95 184
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 51 97 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 38 98 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 49 98 34
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.