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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 6969

$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 6969

683 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 22,894 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,005 861 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 967 759 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872 501 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 672 520 S3 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 668 564 5 20
LISINOPRIL 655 554 6 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 588 522 7 32
GABAPENTIN 561 475 8 17
TRAZODONE HCL 561 385 8 47
OMEPRAZOLE 527 416 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502 432 11 4
LACTULOSE 486 275 12 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431 388 13 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 412 299 14 103
LEVETIRACETAM 356 157 15 128
CARVEDILOL 351 314 16 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 281 17 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340 256 18 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 332 278 19 101
METFORMIN HCL 304 226 20 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 283 256 21 14
NAMENDA 280 275 22 51
MIRTAZAPINE 255 223 23 76
FAMOTIDINE 245 198 24 37
RISPERIDONE 237 190 25 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 230 175 26 44
MELOXICAM 230 192 26 36
BACLOFEN 223 113 28 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 218 182 29 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 142 29 11
NOVOLIN R 213 178 31 161
NIASPAN 192 134 32 146
TRAMADOL HCL 187 152 33 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 174 34 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 182 151 35 102
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 181 136 S2 36 90
ZETIA 174 149 37 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 173 135 38 158
ATENOLOL 165 124 39 9
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 163 113 40 136
SPIRIVA 162 133 41 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160 92 42 127
PREDNISONE 159 130 43 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 117 44 24
DIGOXIN 153 142 45 71
ACTOS 153 125 45 61
GLIPIZIDE 153 131 45 21
SERTRALINE HCL 152 96 48 38
LYRICA 151 133 49 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 99 50 31
JANUVIA 149 122 51 41
MEGESTROL ACETATE 149 131 R 51 129
LEVEMIR 142 106 53 232
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 113 54 22
LANTUS 139 104 55 50
OLANZAPINE 136 124 56 139
CYMBALTA 136 125 56 72
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 134 107 58 278
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 132 103 59 212
FENTANYL 129 98 S2 60 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 128 93 61 162
DALIRESP 128 100 61 454
CARBAMAZEPINE 127 13 63 204
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 126 86 64 253
FLUOXETINE HCL 126 94 64 43
SEROQUEL 125 89 66 205
ABILIFY 125 55 66 173
SINGULAIR 122 120 68 84
NYSTATIN 121 88 69 215
OXYCODONE HCL 121 36 S2 69 117
BUSPIRONE HCL 121 68 69 187
PAROXETINE HCL 121 106 69 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 119 89 R 73 177
HALOPERIDOL 118 67 74 244
RANITIDINE HCL 117 83 75 46
CLONIDINE HCL 117 67 75 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 114 77 18
CELEBREX 115 98 78 67
LAMOTRIGINE 113 42 79 221
VALPROIC ACID 111 0 80 234
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 75 81 55
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 107 77 82 474
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 29 S2 83 180
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 104 85 S2 84 188
LOVASTATIN 104 104 84 15
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 104 91 84 466
AZITHROMYCIN 104 82 84 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 73 88 8
NATEGLINIDE 101 86 88 228
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 92 90 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 93 90 45
CRESTOR 99 91 92 39
EXELON 99 75 92 157
KLOR-CON M20 98 86 94 201
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 79 95 114
CLOPIDOGREL 96 81 96 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 71 97 16
CEPHALEXIN 94 69 97 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 60 99 165
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 68 99 23
HUMULIN R 92 82 101 223
TOPIRAMATE 91 34 102 217
ALLOPURINOL 90 87 103 35
LATANOPROST 90 84 103 268
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 80 S3 105 73
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 87 73 105 241
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 73 107 95
LORATADINE 83 45 108 236
PROCRIT 80 73 109 381
AGGRENOX 79 62 110 270
ONDANSETRON HCL 77 40 111 366
NITROFURANTOIN 76 42 112 420
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 64 113 109
COLCRYS 74 73 113 211
PLAVIX 74 64 113 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72 35 116 229
DIOVAN 72 72 116 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 61 118 151
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71 64 118 230
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 70 R 118 159
GLYBURIDE 69 69 R 121 54
NEXIUM 69 45 121 52
FENOFIBRATE 66 42 123 63
BUMETANIDE 66 45 123 305
AMIODARONE HCL 65 59 125 184
RENVELA 65 42 125 389
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 50 127 93
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63 44 128 387
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 61 61 129 350
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 42 S2 130 135
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 50 130 154
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 40 132 169
VIMPAT 57 21 133 359
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 32 133 216
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 37 135 19
HUMALOG 55 53 136 167
FINASTERIDE 53 37 137 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 45 137 81
ARICEPT 52 39 139 399
SULINDAC 51 48 140 267
PRADAXA 51 51 140 313
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 46 S2 140 265
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 42 R 140 174
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 50 32 144 395
ULORIC 50 44 144 243
LIDOCAINE HCL 50 42 144 456
IBUPROFEN 50 14 144 29
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 Sept. 7, 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.