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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 6969

$7.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 6969

193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

26% of this provider’s 193 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

53% of this provider’s 193 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 3,623 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$474 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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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
TRUVADA 434 32 1 145
ISENTRESS 379 60 2 192
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373 97 S3 3 3
NORVIR 366 37 4 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 351 86 5 16
PREZISTA 267 36 6 207
LOVAZA 257 74 7 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255 89 8 11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 248 18 9 114
EPZICOM 245 57 10 220
SEROSTIM 207 0 10 11 462
SIMVASTATIN 195 135 12 1
ACYCLOVIR 193 67 13 237
VIRAMUNE XR 182 35 10 14 349
GABAPENTIN 177 34 15 17
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 169 0 S3 16 334
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 73 17 23
VALACYCLOVIR 155 13 18 368
IBUPROFEN 155 20 18 29
ATRIPLA 149 36 20 238
OMEPRAZOLE 140 41 21 6
ANDROGEL 134 23 S3 22 281
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 132 25 23 214
OXYCODONE HCL 123 21 S2 24 117
FINASTERIDE 121 48 25 80
ZETIA 120 14 26 98
REYATAZ 116 12 27 189
CRESTOR 115 37 28 39
LISINOPRIL 110 62 29 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 110 28 29 4
OXANDROLONE 110 38 10 29 511
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109 0 32 150
AVODART 107 47 33 108
METFORMIN HCL ER 107 39 33 82
VIREAD 104 12 35 288
SODIUM CHLORIDE 103 0 36 242
BYSTOLIC 103 30 36 155
INTELENCE 102 11 38 365
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 37 39 45
OLANZAPINE 99 0 40 139
FLUCONAZOLE 95 12 41 276
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 94 25 42 182
SPIRIVA 88 50 43 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 16 43 56
NASONEX 87 19 45 144
CARISOPRODOL 86 11 R 46 69
TESTIM 85 0 47 426
SELZENTRY 85 13 47 529
TRAZODONE HCL 83 13 49 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 0 49 55
FUROSEMIDE 82 39 51 10
MIRTAZAPINE 82 15 51 76
PROAIR HFA 82 41 51 33
DEPO-TESTOSTERONE 82 14 S3 10 51 532
CLOPIDOGREL 82 38 51 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 81 31 56 5
NIASPAN 79 32 57 146
ABILIFY 79 11 57 173
CARVEDILOL 79 23 57 25
LYRICA 78 14 60 137
EGRIFTA 77 0 10 61 487
ALLOPURINOL 75 29 62 35
TRILIPIX 75 0 62 175
BARACLUDE 73 0 64 490
DRONABINOL 71 0 65 548
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 23 66 195
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68 43 66 30
KALETRA 66 0 68 375
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 65 0 69 328
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 22 69 109
FAMCICLOVIR 64 24 10 71 494
ATENOLOL 63 18 72 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 22 73 8
AZITHROMYCIN 62 11 73 42
PAROXETINE HCL 61 14 75 65
RANITIDINE HCL 60 0 76 46
CYMBALTA 60 28 76 72
CREON 60 22 76 147
BACLOFEN 59 0 79 86
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 79 217
BUPROPION XL 58 0 81 197
NEXIUM 58 21 81 52
CARIMUNE NF NANOFILTERED 57 0 10 83 579
PRIVIGEN 57 0 10 83 579
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 0 83 101
NYSTATIN 55 0 86 215
SYMBICORT 53 0 87 149
NEXIUM I.V. 52 0 10 88 610
AMPHOTERICIN B 52 0 10 88 610
METRONIDAZOLE 52 0 88 316
AGGRENOX 51 38 91 270
LAMIVUDINE 51 0 91 405
DIOVAN 50 0 93 26
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 0 93 366
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. 8, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.