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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,581Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 517

$3.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 517

1,136 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%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

9% of this provider’s 1,136 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 37,614 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LIDODERM 1,073 1,049 1 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,011 987 2 17
AMOXICILLIN 925 894 10 3 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 875 849 4 2
CELEBREX 866 857 5 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 845 834 6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 768 753 7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 657 624 8 3
BENICAR 623 606 10 9 105
SIMVASTATIN 613 589 10 1
ATELVIA 607 603 11 108
BYSTOLIC 504 484 12 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 495 487 13 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479 473 14 6
NEXIUM 475 466 15 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468 443 16 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 461 448 17 22
MELOXICAM 457 440 18 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 455 440 19 32
METFORMIN HCL 453 428 20 4
CLOPIDOGREL 450 444 21 47
CARVEDILOL 443 443 22 26
ACTONEL 424 424 23 109
GABAPENTIN 418 398 24 13
LOVAZA 411 400 25 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 410 406 26 119
DIOVAN 400 391 27 20
MECLIZINE HCL 378 373 28 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 371 366 29 14
LYRICA 362 357 30 122
AVODART 350 349 31 99
AZOR 345 344 32 157
CRESTOR 338 330 33 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 333 325 34 85
EVISTA 321 321 35 102
ATENOLOL 301 286 36 8
DEXILANT 295 295 37 68
VOLTAREN 295 290 37 69
PATANOL 287 280 39 92
PATADAY 273 273 40 138
AZITHROMYCIN 272 256 41 41
ALLOPURINOL 270 250 42 37
PLAVIX 266 260 43 62
FLUOCINONIDE 255 249 44 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 234 45 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 243 238 46 35
FINASTERIDE 242 236 47 87
SINGULAIR 240 239 48 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 239 49 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231 228 50 70
ACTOS 225 217 51 51
FUROSEMIDE 223 222 52 9
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 216 216 53 202
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 215 212 S3 54 48
NAMENDA 211 211 55 52
FAMOTIDINE 210 209 56 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 210 189 56 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 207 207 58 184
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 194 187 59 155
JANUVIA 188 188 60 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184 182 61 130
NAPROXEN 176 173 62 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 172 172 63 163
DESOXIMETASONE 167 162 64 262
PROCTOZONE-HC 165 151 65 178
RAPAFLO 164 158 66 199
HYDROXYZINE HCL 163 162 R 67 114
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 156 142 R 68 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 147 69 50
ONGLYZA 154 154 70 172
MICARDIS 154 154 70 300
SPIRIVA 148 147 72 84
BENICAR HCT 148 141 72 166
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 147 135 74 65
AGGRENOX 147 147 74 216
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 142 139 76 270
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 141 76 46
FENOFIBRATE 141 132 78 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 140 133 79 116
BENAZEPRIL HCL 140 129 79 15
TRILIPIX 138 136 81 194
DIOVAN HCT 136 136 82 31
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 133 127 83 229
TRAMADOL HCL 132 126 84 19
CEPHALEXIN 129 124 85 82
EXFORGE 128 124 86 158
CREON 125 125 87 133
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 121 114 R 88 142
GLIPIZIDE 121 117 88 30
IBUPROFEN 119 103 90 16
MIRTAZAPINE 118 118 91 95
FLECTOR 117 114 92 271
PROPRANOLOL HCL 111 107 93 112
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 111 111 93 235
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 108 101 95 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 103 102 96 186
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 101 97 144
LUNESTA 101 101 97 273
MUPIROCIN 100 99 99 371
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 93 100 101
INDOMETHACIN 92 92 R 101 204
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 86 102 45
CILOSTAZOL 91 91 102 136
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87 83 104 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 104 147
TRICOR 86 86 106 123
GLYBURIDE 84 83 R 107 53
WELCHOL 83 83 108 232
ULORIC 80 80 109 238
LIPITOR 80 79 109 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 77 111 24
ZAFIRLUKAST 77 75 111 386
RANEXA 76 75 113 387
NIASPAN 75 69 114 154
NATEGLINIDE 74 67 115 175
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 74 74 115 200
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 74 69 115 198
COREG CR 74 74 115 250
ANTARA 73 67 119 390
MICARDIS HCT 73 72 119 252
MOMETASONE FUROATE 71 69 121 233
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70 70 122 203
NASONEX 69 69 123 120
TRIBENZOR 67 67 124 345
LISINOPRIL 66 57 125 7
SYMBICORT 66 66 125 135
VIIBRYD 66 66 125 394
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 66 125 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 61 129 171
TRADJENTA 63 63 129 397
ACIPHEX 63 62 129 118
KLOR-CON 8 62 62 132 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 60 132 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 61 134 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 60 135 100
AMITIZA 59 59 136 284
DALIRESP 59 58 136 412
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59 59 136 214
PROMETHAZINE VC 58 57 R 139 332
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 140 107
LIVALO 55 54 141 418
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 54 141 195
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 54 141 170
BARACLUDE 54 54 144 422
LACTULOSE 53 52 145 128
JANUMET 53 53 145 134
PROAIR HFA 53 47 145 33
VIREAD 52 52 148 427
PEN NEEDLE 51 49 149 205
FORTEO 50 50 150 253
PROBENECID 50 50 150 432
KOMBIGLYZE XR 50 50 150 432
LABETALOL HCL 50 50 150 325
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.