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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 6969

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 6969

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

7% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 790 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 19,572 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 926 836 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 770 701 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 649 582 3 20
FUROSEMIDE 532 490 4 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 508 508 5 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481 407 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 476 412 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 359 8 13
OMEPRAZOLE 387 343 9 6
NAMENDA 384 384 10 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 334 S3 11 3
RISPERIDONE 375 325 12 88
MIRTAZAPINE 361 349 13 76
LISINOPRIL 349 263 14 2
GLIPIZIDE 335 322 15 21
LANTUS 302 283 16 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 269 194 17 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265 226 18 16
GABAPENTIN 241 194 19 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 236 221 20 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 234 232 21 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 224 204 22 34
CARVEDILOL 209 185 23 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 206 189 24 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 204 192 25 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199 194 26 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 177 26 23
OLANZAPINE 198 180 28 139
ATENOLOL 197 168 29 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195 174 30 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 168 31 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 138 32 11
SERTRALINE HCL 174 152 32 38
FAMOTIDINE 174 142 32 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 164 35 8
ABILIFY 170 166 36 173
TRAVATAN Z 163 157 37 318
RAMIPRIL 157 153 38 112
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 153 143 39 350
NOVOLIN R 150 145 40 161
DIOVAN 141 141 41 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 141 115 S3 41 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 98 43 14
NOVOLOG 126 114 44 166
SPIRIVA 125 121 45 66
CYMBALTA 122 122 46 72
TRAZODONE HCL 121 118 47 47
LATANOPROST 117 112 48 268
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 115 71 49 229
BACLOFEN 110 73 50 86
LEVETIRACETAM 109 70 51 128
CLOPIDOGREL 107 100 52 48
CEPHALEXIN 105 73 53 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 104 68 R 54 177
SEROQUEL 104 98 54 205
RANITIDINE HCL 102 101 56 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 100 57 81
ACTOS 100 92 57 61
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98 95 59 212
VALPROIC ACID 93 69 60 234
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 75 61 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 85 62 114
JANUVIA 87 82 63 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 68 64 24
EXELON 85 85 65 157
IBUPROFEN 82 59 66 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 78 66 165
ALLOPURINOL 82 70 66 35
PREDNISONE 81 76 69 70
LOVASTATIN 79 79 70 15
FENTANYL 78 75 S2 71 113
PLAVIX 78 69 71 68
PHENYTOIN 78 42 71 301
FINASTERIDE 76 63 74 80
DIGOXIN 75 75 75 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 73 75 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 74 77 187
CLOZAPINE 73 69 78 309
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73 63 78 18
GLYBURIDE 72 72 R 80 54
NYSTATIN 72 68 80 215
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 66 82 169
LEXAPRO 71 69 82 200
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 68 84 342
HUMULIN R 68 64 84 223
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 52 84 19
PAROXETINE HCL 67 49 87 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 60 88 49
HUMALOG 65 65 89 167
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 53 90 204
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 51 91 126
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 54 92 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 30 93 127
TRAMADOL HCL 58 55 94 27
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 57 95 60
OXCARBAZEPINE 57 39 95 410
MORPHINE SULFATE 56 52 S2 97 265
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56 30 97 327
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 99 191
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 49 R 99 174
HALOPERIDOL 52 19 101 244
BUPROPION HCL 51 51 102 391
AMIODARONE HCL 51 48 102 184
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 Jan. 6, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.