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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 6969

$2.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 6969

1,680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,680 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 1,680 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 31,733 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 1,780 1,524 1 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,602 1,382 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,588 1,408 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,408 1,234 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,243 1,063 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,024 695 S3 6 3
LISINOPRIL 1,009 823 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 865 778 8 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 770 632 9 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 635 483 10 11
JANUVIA 616 556 11 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 604 545 12 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 580 532 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 562 474 14 13
CARVEDILOL 560 499 15 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 548 489 16 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 526 493 17 30
NEXIUM 521 429 18 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 502 408 S3 19 73
MELOXICAM 482 446 20 36
CRESTOR 455 351 21 39
TRAMADOL HCL 442 352 22 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 429 389 23 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 390 353 24 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 389 360 25 28
GABAPENTIN 379 265 26 17
IBUPROFEN 375 291 27 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364 309 28 8
BENICAR HCT 361 357 29 176
DIOVAN 352 326 30 26
AZITHROMYCIN 324 258 31 42
BENICAR 309 287 32 107
CLOPIDOGREL 308 289 33 48
JANUMET 307 262 34 138
PLAVIX 290 251 35 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 244 36 20
CYMBALTA 287 197 37 72
LANTUS 284 243 38 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 283 201 39 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 234 40 22
LIPITOR 272 212 41 89
TRILIPIX 232 146 42 175
LOVAZA 217 162 43 77
AVODART 213 195 44 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 202 158 45 60
BYSTOLIC 199 189 46 155
SERTRALINE HCL 197 165 47 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 194 164 48 127
DIOVAN HCT 194 143 48 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 167 50 31
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 183 125 51 253
DEXILANT 179 131 52 110
MICARDIS 177 138 53 277
PEN NEEDLE 169 133 54 196
DIGOXIN 165 164 55 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 165 137 55 64
PRADAXA 161 158 57 313
WELCHOL 155 136 58 235
VESICARE 155 136 58 163
NAPROXEN 153 115 60 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151 115 61 55
MICARDIS HCT 150 129 62 285
LEVEMIR 146 92 63 232
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 125 64 81
SYMBICORT 143 123 65 149
FENOFIBRATE 142 125 66 63
RAMIPRIL 137 114 67 112
ULTRA COMFORT 131 111 10 68 408
NASONEX 130 78 69 144
AVAPRO 128 114 70 441
ACTOS 123 95 71 61
ALLOPURINOL 118 115 72 35
CELEBREX 118 117 72 67
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 115 65 74 178
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113 91 75 154
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 101 76 43
NAMENDA 109 107 77 51
PAROXETINE HCL 107 72 78 65
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 107 91 78 324
ONGLYZA 107 67 78 164
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 42 S2 81 135
CLONIDINE HCL 103 89 82 59
NYSTATIN 102 92 83 215
FINASTERIDE 102 102 83 80
LYRICA 101 74 85 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 99 85 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 37 R 87 87
SPIRIVA 97 69 87 66
COREG CR 96 77 89 252
NOVOLOG 95 75 90 166
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 87 91 93
BONIVA 93 75 91 198
RANITIDINE HCL 89 69 93 46
AZOR 89 78 93 233
ACIPHEX 83 60 95 181
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 77 96 91
EXFORGE 80 60 97 190
IRBESARTAN 80 72 97 392
SINGULAIR 80 80 97 84
PROAIR HFA 80 51 97 33
ACTOPLUS MET 78 70 101 266
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77 54 102 158
KLOR-CON 8 76 54 103 104
PREDNISONE 76 54 103 70
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 76 63 103 194
GLYBURIDE 76 69 R 103 54
EXELON 74 74 107 157
ACTONEL 74 74 107 115
TRICOR 73 49 109 143
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 38 110 136
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 55 111 32
TRAZODONE HCL 69 51 112 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 60 113 102
ZETIA 67 40 114 98
ATENOLOL 67 57 114 9
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 46 116 109
FAMOTIDINE 62 27 117 37
FENTANYL 62 56 S2 117 113
SURE COMFORT 62 50 117 263
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 60 117 18
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 50 121 95
HUMALOG 57 38 122 167
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 37 123 317
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 45 123 56
LEXAPRO 54 50 125 200
NIASPAN 54 49 125 146
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 40 R 127 92
ENABLEX 51 36 128 299
AVALIDE 50 49 129 623
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 34 129 402
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 Jan. 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.