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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 68

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 68

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%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

9% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,373 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

62% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 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
CRESTOR 693 649 1 33
NEXIUM 679 634 2 26
LIDODERM 531 489 3 46
DIOVAN 485 473 4 18
CELEBREX 432 405 5 58
PLAVIX 358 353 6 56
BYSTOLIC 352 326 7 89
CLOPIDOGREL 321 314 8 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 278 9 11
TRAMADOL HCL 260 257 10 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256 252 11 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255 255 12 17
RANITIDINE HCL 255 240 12 44
CLONIDINE HCL 248 225 14 42
BENICAR 233 216 15 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 227 217 16 15
JANUMET 222 191 17 79
VOLTAREN 204 190 18 93
JANUVIA 197 196 19 36
DIOVAN HCT 194 188 20 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170 161 21 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 122 22 35
ALLOPURINOL 164 150 23 28
LIPITOR 161 142 24 81
AVODART 161 149 24 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 160 26 63
TEKTURNA 157 123 27 120
LOVAZA 155 107 28 66
LYRICA 153 153 29 123
CARVEDILOL 148 105 30 14
BENICAR HCT 145 141 31 125
LEXAPRO 138 118 32 132
FUROSEMIDE 137 130 33 10
NIFEDIPINE ER 133 132 34 104
MELOXICAM 133 117 34 48
ATENOLOL 127 119 36 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 127 112 36 59
VESICARE 125 125 38 108
ACTOS 125 125 38 67
IBUPROFEN 121 113 40 24
CREON 119 118 41 109
MECLIZINE HCL 113 113 42 162
EXELON 110 110 43 146
NASONEX 107 92 44 61
SYNTHROID 107 94 44 37
ACIPHEX 101 89 46 171
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 96 47 31
CYMBALTA 99 99 47 50
AZOR 96 84 49 174
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 82 50 78
LUNESTA 94 92 51 176
ACTONEL 90 89 52 130
OMEPRAZOLE 87 80 53 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 85 79 54 29
EXFORGE 84 59 55 180
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 83 56 25
DEXILANT 83 80 56 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 58 12
SYMBICORT 81 80 58 186
GABAPENTIN 79 71 60 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 68 60 9
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 62 189
PRANDIN 78 77 62 189
BONIVA 78 78 62 189
NITROSTAT 78 71 62 189
CLONIDINE 77 77 66 193
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 65 67 110
SERTRALINE HCL 75 75 68 43
SINGULAIR 74 71 69 62
ZETIA 73 73 70 88
KETOCONAZOLE 71 62 71 128
SPIRIVA 71 71 71 91
TORSEMIDE 68 68 73 201
TRILIPIX 64 58 74 107
ULORIC 63 59 75 157
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 63 75 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 62 77 38
NAMENDA 61 61 78 40
METFORMIN HCL 61 55 78 4
PROCTOZONE-HC 61 61 78 211
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 54 S3 81 7
ONGLYZA 57 45 82 158
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 54 83 228
SIMVASTATIN 53 48 84 1
NATEGLINIDE 53 40 84 234
COMBIVENT 53 53 84 169
ACTOPLUS MET 51 51 87 240
ALFUZOSIN HCL 51 51 87 240
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 Aug. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.