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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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74,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 6645

$7.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 6645

1,789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,789 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 73,457 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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
NEXIUM 3,949 3,885 10 1 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 3,077 3,048 10 2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 3,068 2,992 10 3 2
LIDODERM 2,306 2,269 10 4 53
CELEBREX 2,075 2,059 10 5 54
EVISTA 1,905 1,877 10 6 90
CLOPIDOGREL 1,722 1,715 10 7 36
DIOVAN 1,459 1,420 10 8 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,443 1,440 9 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,355 1,342 10 24
SIMVASTATIN 1,341 1,329 11 1
LOVAZA 1,340 1,312 12 68
PLAVIX 1,231 1,230 10 13 49
JANUVIA 1,218 1,189 10 14 38
DIOVAN HCT 1,217 1,211 10 15 64
OMEPRAZOLE 1,193 1,148 16 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,187 1,177 17 22
ATENOLOL 1,165 1,153 18 8
CREON 1,139 1,127 10 19 114
DEXILANT 1,019 1,018 10 20 102
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 1,013 958 R 10 21 95
SINGULAIR 1,012 1,008 10 22 76
CRESTOR 1,008 969 23 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 952 938 24 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 926 911 25 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 842 793 26 12
GABAPENTIN 840 834 27 18
AZOR 837 820 10 28 152
LEVOFLOXACIN 749 740 10 29 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 723 719 30 47
JANUMET 698 697 10 31 132
MELOXICAM 686 680 32 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 650 634 33 62
BENICAR 640 638 10 34 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 633 621 35 82
BONIVA 632 628 10 36 191
AMOXICILLIN 618 595 10 37 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 611 589 38 55
AZITHROMYCIN 549 533 39 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 547 543 10 40 128
LANSOPRAZOLE 517 514 10 41 163
NAMENDA 504 504 42 41
LIPITOR 498 498 10 43 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 475 471 44 66
EXFORGE 474 471 10 45 155
ZENPEP 471 470 10 46 210
ADVAIR DISKUS 455 454 47 45
LYRICA 395 387 48 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 393 386 49 14
PRANDIN 389 374 10 50 240
VOLTAREN 388 380 51 108
BENICAR HCT 379 376 52 158
BYSTOLIC 347 345 53 110
EFFIENT 342 340 54 261
SERTRALINE HCL 340 338 55 43
RAPAFLO 316 316 56 246
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 313 305 57 67
CARVEDILOL 299 287 58 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 298 262 59 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 288 S3 60 5
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 285 278 61 147
FUROSEMIDE 281 269 62 11
AVODART 269 269 63 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 261 259 64 81
BACLOFEN 261 257 64 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 257 249 66 120
MEGESTROL ACETATE 251 251 R 67 104
SPIRIVA 246 246 68 65
ACIPHEX 235 235 69 167
METFORMIN HCL 232 223 70 7
FAMOTIDINE 231 230 71 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 223 214 72 97
PAROXETINE HCL 215 215 73 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 211 194 74 61
TRIBENZOR 209 205 75 257
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 208 204 S3 76 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 196 77 28
ACTOS 194 185 78 71
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 191 10 79 314
LANTUS 193 186 79 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 191 189 R 81 161
AMIODARONE HCL 191 191 81 160
CYMBALTA 185 184 83 78
PREMPRO 181 174 R 10 84 369
ROPINIROLE HCL 175 173 85 166
VESICARE 172 172 86 148
CLONIDINE HCL 169 160 87 56
ONGLYZA 160 157 88 168
ACTONEL 158 157 89 92
RANEXA 158 154 89 276
PROPRANOLOL HCL 147 147 91 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 137 92 29
FLUOCINONIDE 142 139 93 130
NIFEDICAL XL 134 134 94 295
MICARDIS 133 132 95 232
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 122 96 20
RANITIDINE HCL 128 117 97 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 126 98 16
AMITIZA 121 121 99 245
NASONEX 121 120 99 126
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119 114 R 101 184
TRICOR 114 114 102 138
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 114 102 48
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 112 105 104 177
DICYCLOMINE HCL 111 110 105 278
VERAPAMIL ER 109 109 106 154
CILOSTAZOL 109 109 106 202
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 108 106 108 215
ZOSTAVAX 107 93 109 115
ACYCLOVIR 103 100 110 206
SUCRALFATE 103 99 110 256
PROAIR HFA 100 100 112 32
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 100 96 112 263
ENABLEX 96 93 114 301
GLYBURIDE 96 96 R 114 58
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 95 94 116 289
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 92 91 117 214
TRAZODONE HCL 91 87 118 60
METRONIDAZOLE 90 88 119 329
CLOTRIMAZOLE 90 87 119 312
DIGOXIN 89 89 121 59
MECLIZINE HCL 88 88 122 122
FLECTOR 88 87 122 230
GLIPIZIDE 88 88 122 23
NAFTIN 85 84 125 651
RESTASIS 84 83 126 311
PREMARIN 83 83 R 127 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 78 128 26
LACTATED RINGERS 80 80 10 129 515
EXELON 79 79 130 149
TRAMADOL HCL 79 78 130 30
WELCHOL 77 77 132 199
PRADAXA 75 72 133 247
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 72 133 241
BARACLUDE 75 75 133 432
ATELVIA 74 74 136 91
COMBIVENT 72 71 137 174
LABETALOL HCL 72 60 137 226
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 71 70 139 233
ULORIC 70 70 140 227
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70 63 140 13
TRILIPIX 68 68 142 178
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 66 143 185
ZOVIRAX 65 64 144 528
NITROSTAT 65 65 144 193
TEKTURNA 65 65 144 264
IBUPROFEN 63 60 147 42
NATEGLINIDE 63 63 147 220
LISINOPRIL 63 63 147 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 56 150 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 150 116
FINASTERIDE 62 62 150 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 59 153 9
FEXOFENADINE HCL 59 59 154 409
CALCITRIOL 59 59 154 205
ALFUZOSIN HCL 58 57 156 563
ALLOPURINOL 57 57 157 31
DETROL LA 56 56 158 260
METHIMAZOLE 56 54 158 362
MICARDIS HCT 55 55 160 299
KLOR-CON 8 55 55 160 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 48 R 162 157
ZETIA 54 54 162 87
HUMULIN N 54 54 162 381
XARELTO 51 51 165 435
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 43 165 21
PATANOL 50 50 167 131
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.