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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 6969

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 6969

922 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

4% of this provider’s 922 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 922 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 14,534 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 997 552 S3 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 890 685 2 4
TRAMADOL HCL 754 441 3 27
SIMVASTATIN 712 521 4 1
LISINOPRIL 689 443 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 599 469 6 10
GABAPENTIN 577 336 7 17
OMEPRAZOLE 463 305 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409 328 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 398 265 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 345 333 11 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 343 241 12 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 243 13 13
LANTUS 313 224 14 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309 248 15 22
BACLOFEN 275 86 16 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 220 17 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 226 214 18 14
CARVEDILOL 224 188 19 25
ATENOLOL 218 156 20 9
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 195 140 21 55
IBUPROFEN 194 93 22 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 190 150 23 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 154 24 11
DIOVAN 182 168 25 26
SPIRIVA 180 148 26 66
ACTOS 171 144 27 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 125 28 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 104 29 8
HUMALOG 162 126 30 167
NOVOLOG 160 117 31 166
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 160 117 31 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148 102 33 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 90 34 16
CLONIDINE HCL 141 95 35 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 91 36 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 109 37 45
MIRTAZAPINE 137 109 38 76
MELOXICAM 135 116 39 36
FAMOTIDINE 134 113 40 37
RISPERIDONE 132 83 41 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 78 42 34
ONGLYZA 126 105 43 164
NAMENDA 125 125 44 51
LACTULOSE 125 60 44 131
LEVETIRACETAM 125 86 44 128
FENOFIBRATE 114 84 47 63
JANUVIA 113 91 48 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 76 49 101
TRAZODONE HCL 111 38 49 47
PROAIR HFA 110 59 51 33
GLIPIZIDE 105 69 52 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 78 53 19
NIASPAN 95 85 54 146
AMOXICILLIN 92 64 55 99
CYMBALTA 87 63 56 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 42 57 169
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 52 58 93
RAMIPRIL 83 71 59 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 26 60 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 58 61 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 59 62 109
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 59 63 123
OLANZAPINE 72 42 64 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 33 65 106
FENTANYL 71 69 S2 65 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 12 R 67 130
LOVASTATIN 70 34 67 15
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 57 R 67 159
NAPROXEN 68 50 70 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 62 70 81
RANITIDINE HCL 66 37 72 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 24 S2 73 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 58 74 127
CLOPIDOGREL 61 53 75 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 47 R 76 174
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 46 76 216
CARISOPRODOL 59 14 R 78 69
SEROQUEL 57 43 79 205
VENTOLIN HFA 57 43 79 125
ALLOPURINOL 57 53 79 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 19 79 126
SERTRALINE HCL 55 36 83 38
CELEBREX 52 52 84 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 42 85 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 50 85 191
DIOVAN HCT 50 38 87 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 37 87 165
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 Sept. 10, 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.