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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 6969

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 6969

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 403 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 16,000 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OMEPRAZOLE 437 378 1 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 406 391 2 19
NEXIUM 363 345 3 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 294 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 326 289 5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 300 6 11
FORTEO 303 295 7 289
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 282 277 8 93
FUROSEMIDE 276 250 9 10
CRESTOR 274 254 10 39
METFORMIN HCL 270 263 11 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265 209 12 16
DIOVAN 263 233 13 26
ATENOLOL 244 214 14 9
VOLTAREN 234 221 15 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232 214 16 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231 163 17 5
CELEBREX 230 218 18 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229 159 S3 19 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 228 228 20 32
TRAMADOL HCL 213 174 21 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 194 22 22
LISINOPRIL 202 197 23 2
NAMENDA 201 201 24 51
JANUVIA 198 192 25 41
SERTRALINE HCL 188 174 26 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188 162 26 12
CYMBALTA 182 171 28 72
DEXILANT 176 173 29 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 164 30 44
NASONEX 164 160 31 144
RANITIDINE HCL 164 143 31 46
LIDODERM 152 139 33 75
GABAPENTIN 148 131 34 17
PEN NEEDLE 147 143 35 196
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 126 36 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 118 36 14
MELOXICAM 139 103 38 36
CARVEDILOL 135 135 39 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 113 40 24
TRAZODONE HCL 132 104 41 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 128 42 20
NIASPAN 119 85 43 146
LYRICA 116 115 44 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 76 45 8
ZETIA 115 112 45 98
LIPITOR 114 103 47 89
ATELVIA 111 111 48 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108 101 49 13
CLOPIDOGREL 108 106 49 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107 101 51 55
LEXAPRO 103 100 52 200
AZITHROMYCIN 101 86 53 42
PLAVIX 100 98 54 68
LOVAZA 96 84 55 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 75 56 91
FINASTERIDE 94 83 57 80
DIOVAN HCT 94 84 57 57
FAMOTIDINE 93 77 59 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 90 60 165
BONIVA 87 85 61 198
ABILIFY 87 72 61 173
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 78 63 31
SYNTHROID 84 74 64 94
MIRTAZAPINE 81 74 65 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 48 65 58
SYMBICORT 81 81 65 149
BENICAR 80 66 68 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 60 68 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 78 68 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 76 71 101
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 74 71 171
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 63 73 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 61 73 45
IBUPROFEN 75 55 75 29
VESICARE 74 67 76 163
AVODART 71 71 77 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 66 78 53
HEPARIN SODIUM 69 68 79 302
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 64 80 195
JANUMET 66 66 81 138
LANTUS 65 65 82 50
ACTOS 62 62 83 61
AMITIZA 61 54 84 254
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 61 84 34
ACIPHEX 60 44 86 181
RISPERIDONE 59 47 87 88
PROAIR HFA 59 56 87 33
ZOSTAVAX 58 50 89 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 41 89 56
GLIPIZIDE 57 45 91 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 48 92 102
LACTULOSE 55 40 93 131
BUPROPION XL 55 46 93 197
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 53 93 178
ALLOPURINOL 52 51 96 35
LOVASTATIN 52 30 96 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 31 S3 98 73
MECLIZINE HCL 50 47 99 100
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 Aug. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.