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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,016Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 517

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 517

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

25% of this provider’s 392 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 20,839 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 792 684 1 14
DIOVAN HCT 680 615 2 31
IBUPROFEN 657 590 3 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 638 618 4 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 567 515 5 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 521 440 6 46
TRAMADOL HCL 508 400 7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490 447 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 486 444 9 1
NEXIUM 479 429 10 29
OMEPRAZOLE 468 391 11 3
NAMENDA 430 410 12 52
MELOXICAM 393 376 13 25
ATENOLOL 379 346 14 8
CRESTOR 372 329 15 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 270 S3 16 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 348 308 17 65
MECLIZINE HCL 346 299 18 63
CYMBALTA 339 251 19 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320 266 20 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 276 21 50
FUROSEMIDE 318 295 21 9
AVODART 277 277 23 99
LIDODERM 262 239 24 49
VESICARE 247 212 25 132
GLYBURIDE 246 230 R 26 53
SINGULAIR 240 195 27 64
METFORMIN HCL 239 210 28 4
DEXILANT 237 203 29 68
DIOVAN 234 202 30 20
VOLTAREN 234 222 30 69
SERTRALINE HCL 208 155 32 60
LOVAZA 208 176 32 55
PLAVIX 204 176 34 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 189 35 11
LISINOPRIL 195 152 36 7
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 193 150 R 37 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 168 38 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187 151 39 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185 164 40 36
ZETIA 184 163 41 72
AZITHROMYCIN 180 157 42 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 171 137 43 56
PAROXETINE HCL 170 140 44 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164 149 45 18
JANUMET 162 132 46 134
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158 136 47 6
ACTOS 145 133 48 51
CLOPIDOGREL 145 125 48 47
CARVEDILOL 143 134 50 26
CELEBREX 141 129 51 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 134 103 52 125
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130 102 53 32
LIPITOR 129 123 54 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 92 55 39
GABAPENTIN 125 113 56 13
PROAIR HFA 120 112 57 33
PATADAY 119 106 58 138
PATANOL 119 116 58 92
NAPROXEN 105 80 60 42
NABUMETONE 104 93 61 177
FAMOTIDINE 102 101 62 44
SPIRIVA 101 90 63 84
CLONIDINE HCL 101 101 63 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97 81 65 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 79 66 38
ACIPHEX 89 88 67 118
LANTUS 87 45 68 61
TRICOR 86 71 69 123
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 60 70 35
JANUVIA 85 82 70 43
NASONEX 83 70 72 120
FLUOCINONIDE 82 72 73 86
LEXAPRO 82 68 73 164
ALCOHOL SWABS 82 75 73 188
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 73 73 116
VYTORIN 79 73 77 148
AZOR 78 77 78 157
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 71 R 79 107
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 56 79 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 69 S3 81 48
KETOCONAZOLE 71 57 82 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 57 82 70
SYMBICORT 67 67 84 135
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 63 84 144
AMOXICILLIN 67 58 84 58
PROCTOZONE-HC 64 63 87 178
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 61 87 112
COLCRYS 62 58 89 161
ATELVIA 62 62 89 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 60 91 17
DESOXIMETASONE 60 57 92 262
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 59 50 93 198
ABILIFY 59 51 93 158
SINGLE USE SWAB 58 55 95 297
MICARDIS HCT 58 57 95 252
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 58 42 95 129
NITROSTAT 57 56 98 172
DIGOXIN 56 56 99 79
CILOSTAZOL 55 40 100 136
RAMIPRIL 54 50 101 97
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 46 102 226
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53 23 102 188
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 41 104 153
VENTOLIN HFA 51 41 105 106
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 50 36 106 145
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 8, 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.