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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1235 out of 6969

$394K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 975 out of 6969

289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

6% of this provider’s 289 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 5,926 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 312 297 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 292 281 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 229 215 3 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 167 4 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 178 5 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 168 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180 170 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 168 8 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153 141 9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 117 113 10 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 114 110 11 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 111 12 23
ATENOLOL 97 95 13 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 88 13 19
LISINOPRIL 94 86 15 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 89 16 12
LOVASTATIN 89 89 17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 18 8
RANITIDINE HCL 88 84 18 46
CRESTOR 87 87 20 39
ACTONEL 86 85 21 115
GABAPENTIN 84 77 22 17
PROAIR HFA 83 83 23 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 76 24 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 76 25 24
DIOVAN 70 62 26 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 66 27 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 65 65 28 32
DIOVAN HCT 63 63 29 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 57 29 55
AZITHROMYCIN 61 59 31 42
LEXAPRO 53 50 32 200
LIDODERM 52 52 33 75
JANUVIA 50 45 34 41
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.