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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 517

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 517

428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%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

35% of this provider’s 428 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 20,997 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
CELEBREX 1,128 1,093 1 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,101 978 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 963 869 3 3
LIDODERM 657 604 4 49
METFORMIN HCL 655 609 5 4
AMOXICILLIN 591 548 10 6 58
ATENOLOL 591 535 6 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 584 542 10 8 211
TAMSULOSIN HCL 508 490 9 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 421 406 10 73
NEXIUM 404 378 11 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 385 370 12 32
PATANOL 370 363 13 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 368 339 S3 14 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 365 354 15 45
DIOVAN HCT 337 321 16 31
CRESTOR 334 309 17 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 328 292 18 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322 305 19 12
LOVAZA 306 274 20 55
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 301 274 21 155
LOVASTATIN 287 248 22 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 276 22 21
FINASTERIDE 278 274 24 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 271 243 R 25 127
MELOXICAM 248 221 26 25
ALLOPURINOL 245 245 27 37
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 227 216 10 28 162
RAPAFLO 200 189 29 199
SINGULAIR 192 192 30 64
HYDROXYZINE HCL 191 179 R 31 114
JANUVIA 189 162 32 43
MECLIZINE HCL 189 177 32 63
DEXILANT 184 183 34 68
ONGLYZA 181 175 35 172
GABAPENTIN 180 174 36 13
ZETIA 175 152 37 72
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 172 159 10 38 170
IBUPROFEN 172 140 38 16
DICYCLOMINE HCL 170 156 40 214
SYMBICORT 165 165 41 135
SIMVASTATIN 161 158 42 1
GLIPIZIDE ER 160 156 43 241
PROCTOZONE-HC 154 150 44 178
AVODART 151 141 45 99
PROAIR HFA 151 143 45 33
NAPROXEN 149 114 47 42
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 149 142 47 269
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 148 49 28
VOLTAREN 145 133 50 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 138 51 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 122 52 74
DIOVAN 128 126 53 20
COLCRYS 128 128 53 161
MEGESTROL ACETATE 119 113 R 55 107
NASONEX 119 113 55 120
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 85 S3 57 5
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 107 105 58 244
ACTOS 101 93 59 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93 86 60 130
BYSTOLIC 90 90 61 114
PLAVIX 89 89 62 62
ACTONEL 88 79 63 109
RANITIDINE HCL 85 74 64 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 80 R 65 57
GLIPIZIDE XL 83 83 65 379
AZOR 82 70 67 157
AZITHROMYCIN 82 65 67 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 66 69 15
CLOPIDOGREL 76 76 70 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 76 70 70
CARISOPRODOL 73 50 R 72 66
PREDNISONE 72 71 73 89
LOPERAMIDE 72 70 73 231
PATADAY 69 69 75 138
INDOMETHACIN 69 69 R 75 204
FLUOCINONIDE 67 56 77 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 66 78 14
FEXOFENADINE HCL 64 60 79 313
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 58 80 226
ACIPHEX 63 63 80 118
MOMETASONE FUROATE 63 59 80 233
EXFORGE 62 62 83 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 57 83 46
VENTOLIN HFA 57 46 85 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 54 86 104
CLONIDINE HCL 54 48 87 59
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 53 51 88 229
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 53 48 88 222
RESTASIS 51 51 90 322
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 50 90 125
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 Nov. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.