ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

22,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 517

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 517

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

2% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 724 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 18,608 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,700 1,526 1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,168 1,024 2 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 850 809 3 17
FUROSEMIDE 529 455 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 528 424 5 4
RAMIPRIL 475 424 6 97
CARVEDILOL 475 441 6 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 475 425 6 28
OMEPRAZOLE 470 378 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 453 395 10 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 373 155 11 24
TRAMADOL HCL 341 306 12 19
NAMENDA 340 299 13 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 335 290 14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317 236 S3 15 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 305 261 16 70
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 241 17 6
SIMVASTATIN 274 187 18 1
GABAPENTIN 271 213 19 13
GLIPIZIDE 268 242 20 30
FAMOTIDINE 248 223 21 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 247 204 22 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 192 23 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 219 204 24 140
LISINOPRIL 217 160 25 7
ALLOPURINOL 213 209 26 37
AGGRENOX 209 149 27 216
ATENOLOL 205 147 28 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 142 29 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195 177 30 11
HUMALOG 195 154 30 146
FLUOCINONIDE 185 141 32 86
DIOVAN 184 182 33 20
EVISTA 170 161 34 102
MEGESTROL ACETATE 167 151 R 35 107
PROAIR HFA 165 160 36 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 135 37 46
AZITHROMYCIN 153 139 38 41
NATEGLINIDE 148 128 39 175
BACLOFEN 148 57 39 91
CLOPIDOGREL 143 135 41 47
CLONIDINE HCL 121 98 42 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119 91 S3 43 48
CRESTOR 117 97 44 27
ACTOS 108 97 45 51
CHLORTHALIDONE 108 96 45 185
MELOXICAM 106 80 47 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 88 48 297
JANUVIA 104 87 49 43
MIRTAZAPINE 104 97 49 95
RISPERIDONE 104 73 49 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 98 52 38
FENOFIBRATE 101 93 53 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 78 54 14
LEVETIRACETAM 100 37 54 143
GLYBURIDE 100 79 R 54 53
LIPITOR 96 87 57 81
LANTUS 93 75 58 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 81 59 74
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 73 60 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 68 60 10
KETOCONAZOLE 85 60 62 139
SPIRIVA 84 70 63 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 58 64 110
AMIODARONE HCL 83 59 64 183
DIGOXIN 83 44 64 79
LOVASTATIN 82 76 67 23
ALCOHOL SWABS 81 73 68 188
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 69 69 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 43 70 149
LACTULOSE 72 60 71 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 46 72 35
SERTRALINE HCL 69 53 72 60
NOVOLOG 69 60 72 176
SINGULAIR 69 49 72 64
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 32 R 76 126
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 43 77 124
LEVEMIR 65 57 78 260
PLAVIX 65 63 78 62
NOVOLIN R 65 43 78 190
TRAZODONE HCL 65 31 78 77
PREDNISONE 64 64 82 89
AVODART 64 62 82 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 57 84 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 61 85 147
NITROSTAT 62 54 85 172
SODIUM CHLORIDE 62 60 85 283
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 56 88 267
HUMULIN R 59 54 89 218
ULORIC 59 59 89 238
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 54 R 89 142
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 54 89 32
PAROXETINE HCL 58 40 93 76
LATANOPROST 57 39 94 312
TRAVATAN Z 56 42 95 256
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 37 96 100
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 36 96 198
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 32 98 65
PEN NEEDLE 52 47 98 205
NAPROXEN 51 36 100 42
KLOR-CON 8 50 39 101 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 46 101 103
VENTOLIN HFA 50 49 101 106
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Oct. 5, 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.