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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 517

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 517

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

3% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,335 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,423 1,180 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 881 849 2 24
SIMVASTATIN 792 594 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 711 529 S3 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 670 516 5 3
NAMENDA 542 541 6 52
RISPERIDONE 518 427 7 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 496 472 8 28
FUROSEMIDE 488 415 9 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 487 403 10 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456 355 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443 398 12 18
HEPARIN SODIUM 398 366 13 228
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 380 281 14 100
METFORMIN HCL 355 238 15 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309 200 16 38
LISINOPRIL 304 223 17 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 255 18 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270 229 19 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269 203 20 14
GABAPENTIN 263 171 21 13
MIRTAZAPINE 255 237 22 95
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 235 210 23 101
OLANZAPINE 235 185 23 111
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 234 211 25 187
LANTUS 222 147 26 61
CLONIDINE HCL 214 201 27 59
FINASTERIDE 213 193 28 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 207 185 29 140
FAMOTIDINE 206 186 30 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 203 145 31 35
DIOVAN 172 146 32 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 166 132 33 15
LEVETIRACETAM 156 107 34 143
ATENOLOL 150 114 35 8
CARVEDILOL 150 138 35 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 129 35 12
RANITIDINE HCL 147 123 38 54
SODIUM CHLORIDE 146 143 39 283
SPIRONOLACTONE 141 109 40 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 106 41 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 105 42 39
NOVOLIN R 129 121 43 190
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 99 44 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 123 45 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 110 46 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 112 46 11
LACTULOSE 121 96 48 128
HUMULIN R 119 77 49 218
VALPROIC ACID 118 118 50 243
NOVOLOG 118 92 50 176
DIGOXIN 113 113 52 79
NEXIUM 110 73 53 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 62 54 10
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 71 55 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 76 56 32
CLOPIDOGREL 95 93 57 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95 69 57 149
MEGESTROL ACETATE 92 82 R 59 107
HUMALOG 91 80 60 146
GLIPIZIDE 86 60 61 30
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 85 75 62 145
PLAVIX 81 73 63 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 61 R 64 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 57 64 46
TRAZODONE HCL 78 51 66 77
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 73 36 67 222
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 28 68 207
TRAMADOL HCL 72 46 68 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70 58 70 147
SANTYL 68 65 71 317
ABILIFY 68 57 71 158
KETOCONAZOLE 68 27 71 139
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66 63 74 270
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 27 75 85
AMIODARONE HCL 65 64 75 183
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 41 77 21
SERTRALINE HCL 64 64 77 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 20 S3 79 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 44 80 125
VANCOMYCIN HCL 61 60 81 405
KLOR-CON 8 60 49 82 98
SEROQUEL 59 45 83 220
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 57 83 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 47 85 124
ONDANSETRON HCL 56 48 86 416
CEFEPIME HCL 56 56 86 416
PROTONIX 55 49 88 418
PREDNISONE 55 49 88 89
LITHIUM CARBONATE 55 13 88 345
SURE COMFORT 54 30 91 224
LABETALOL HCL 52 42 92 325
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 41 92 141
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50 49 94 273
TRAVATAN Z 50 50 94 256
SINGULAIR 50 47 94 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 38 94 87
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 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.