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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1571

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1571

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

8% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,567 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$113 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $99 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
ALLOPURINOL 697 583 1 36
FUROSEMIDE 556 438 2 7
CALCITRIOL 442 317 3 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390 286 4 2
RENVELA 388 250 5 57
CARVEDILOL 350 253 6 10
SENSIPAR 328 119 7 87
DIOVAN 309 189 8 19
OMEPRAZOLE 302 170 9 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 294 229 10 82
CALCIUM ACETATE 279 141 11 139
SIMVASTATIN 275 190 12 1
CLONIDINE HCL 268 164 13 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 252 175 14 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 186 15 8
LOVAZA 235 161 16 90
CLINISOL 219 129 17 321
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 135 17 17
TRAMADOL HCL 216 198 19 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 195 20 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206 141 21 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 105 22 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 119 23 16
LISINOPRIL 177 130 24 5
NIFEDIPINE ER 172 95 25 78
JANUVIA 164 128 26 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 93 27 20
CRESTOR 141 117 28 25
LABETALOL HCL 140 76 29 210
NIASPAN 134 62 30 130
GABAPENTIN 134 100 30 12
ATENOLOL 133 86 32 15
LIPITOR 127 100 33 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 74 S3 34 3
PREDNISONE 113 62 35 34
NEXIUM 112 54 36 39
MINOXIDIL 112 68 36 263
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 104 36 70
CLONIDINE 105 56 39 397
FENOFIBRATE 101 70 40 129
PLAVIX 94 66 41 28
ACTOS 94 65 41 92
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 41 43 124
MEGESTROL ACETATE 91 84 R 43 145
ULORIC 89 80 45 317
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 58 46 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 50 47 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 81 47 18
NATEGLINIDE 80 75 49 225
SPS 79 61 50 495
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 79 50 69
METFORMIN HCL 78 76 52 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 39 53 38
SERTRALINE HCL 76 46 54 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 55 55 48
CLOPIDOGREL 74 58 56 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 64 57 27
ZETIA 73 49 57 73
FAMOTIDINE 70 36 59 54
COLCRYS 70 39 59 289
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 33 61 172
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 36 61 116
LYRICA 66 40 63 127
TRICOR 65 41 64 264
HUMALOG 65 38 64 150
DEXILANT 65 34 64 91
METOLAZONE 64 39 67 355
AVODART 61 61 68 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 53 69 84
BYSTOLIC 59 58 70 144
LACTULOSE 59 17 70 196
LANTUS 58 42 72 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 32 73 14
FOSRENOL 55 24 74 267
GLIPIZIDE 54 47 75 53
SINGULAIR 54 41 75 88
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 42 75 137
HECTOROL 51 51 78 629
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 43 79 81
HUMULIN R 50 36 79 309
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 35 R 79 207
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.