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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,343Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 517

$246K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 198 out of 517

410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,428 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LISINOPRIL 687 498 1 7
METFORMIN HCL 647 469 2 4
GLIPIZIDE 642 470 3 30
GEMFIBROZIL 438 225 10 4 80
SIMVASTATIN 378 253 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350 263 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261 193 7 18
MELOXICAM 219 194 8 25
OMEPRAZOLE 174 142 9 3
CRESTOR 168 114 10 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 96 11 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 147 12 14
CELEBREX 139 130 13 40
IBUPROFEN 100 79 14 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 43 14 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 96 16 28
CARVEDILOL 92 79 17 26
TRAMADOL HCL 78 51 18 19
ATENOLOL 77 60 19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 63 20 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 38 21 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 58 22 17
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 23 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57 26 24 6
SINGULAIR 56 23 25 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 51 26 11
PROAIR HFA 52 43 27 33
DIOVAN 50 36 28 20
NAPROXEN 50 34 28 42
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 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.