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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 6969

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 6969

873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%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

2% of this provider’s 873 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 873 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 788 626 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 749 511 2 6
METFORMIN HCL 700 514 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 584 340 S3 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 547 395 5 1
LISINOPRIL 531 378 6 2
IBUPROFEN 480 300 7 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452 254 8 8
TRAMADOL HCL 436 246 9 27
FUROSEMIDE 431 324 10 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415 253 11 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 344 220 12 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 214 13 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 259 14 19
GABAPENTIN 315 199 15 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 258 16 23
PROAIR HFA 284 188 17 33
ATENOLOL 270 226 18 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 242 18 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 221 20 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 199 21 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 251 205 22 56
ACTOS 250 176 23 61
NAPROXEN 243 165 24 62
LOVASTATIN 231 137 25 15
LANTUS 229 136 26 50
NEXIUM 228 172 27 52
RANITIDINE HCL 227 132 28 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 218 114 29 18
CARVEDILOL 204 131 30 25
DIOVAN HCT 201 164 31 57
BACLOFEN 172 94 32 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 154 33 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 127 34 24
RAMIPRIL 165 114 35 112
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 161 124 36 55
AZITHROMYCIN 155 105 37 42
MELOXICAM 153 110 38 36
DIOVAN 151 103 39 26
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 146 122 R 40 92
CELEBREX 142 118 41 67
CARISOPRODOL 140 18 R 42 69
PAROXETINE HCL 137 88 43 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 76 R 43 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 134 106 S3 45 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 106 46 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 105 47 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 74 48 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 124 48 32
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 77 50 60
MECLIZINE HCL 115 98 51 100
CLOPIDOGREL 111 80 52 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 93 53 64
VOLTAREN 109 89 54 105
SERTRALINE HCL 105 59 55 38
HUMULIN 70-30 104 60 56 294
GLYBURIDE 104 56 R 56 54
ZETIA 103 60 58 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 72 59 102
GLIPIZIDE 100 86 60 21
KLOR-CON 8 99 80 61 104
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97 64 R 62 174
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 65 63 93
CRESTOR 95 47 64 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 81 65 53
NYSTATIN 90 74 66 215
SINGULAIR 88 65 67 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 69 68 91
PLAVIX 85 67 69 68
VENTOLIN HFA 82 51 70 125
LOVAZA 79 40 71 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 53 72 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 43 73 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 56 74 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 43 75 34
LIPITOR 74 64 75 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 60 77 182
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 72 31 78 290
HUMALOG 71 34 79 167
JANUVIA 67 38 80 41
SYNTHROID 64 55 81 94
AVODART 62 62 82 108
PATANOL 62 49 82 142
ONGLYZA 61 50 84 164
EASY TOUCH 61 49 84 443
CLONIDINE HCL 60 37 86 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 18 87 169
LYRICA 58 51 88 137
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 29 R 89 159
QVAR 53 34 90 120
NITROSTAT 52 48 91 210
CEPHALEXIN 51 32 92 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 35 92 151
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51 41 92 230
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 25 R 95 203
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 June 16, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.