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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 6969

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 6969

1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,084 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,084 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 27,919 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,371 1,281 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,282 1,209 2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,150 1,082 3 22
METFORMIN HCL 960 899 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 873 825 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 806 781 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 783 642 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 763 677 8 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 693 602 9 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 684 641 10 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 641 629 11 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 635 589 12 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 544 538 13 14
DIOVAN HCT 535 527 14 57
DIOVAN 474 458 15 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 438 412 16 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414 372 17 8
GABAPENTIN 413 349 18 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392 372 19 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385 268 S3 20 3
CLONIDINE HCL 384 347 21 59
JANUVIA 382 361 22 41
CRESTOR 378 363 23 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 374 352 24 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 370 343 25 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 359 359 26 32
CARVEDILOL 353 340 27 25
ACTOS 327 324 28 61
AVODART 273 258 29 108
ATENOLOL 271 243 30 9
ALLOPURINOL 269 235 31 35
LOVASTATIN 261 249 32 15
SPIRIVA 251 216 33 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 243 227 34 91
TRAMADOL HCL 243 201 34 27
BACLOFEN 229 186 36 86
IBUPROFEN 193 155 37 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 178 160 38 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 145 39 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 165 143 40 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 163 150 41 49
CLOPIDOGREL 158 157 42 48
NEXIUM 155 142 43 52
NAPROXEN 150 130 44 62
PROAIR HFA 146 122 45 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 146 129 45 126
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 133 47 136
PLAVIX 139 134 48 68
FINASTERIDE 138 126 49 80
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 138 134 R 49 174
PROPRANOLOL HCL 138 117 49 153
FLUOCINONIDE 137 133 52 134
DIGOXIN 135 132 53 71
MECLIZINE HCL 134 133 54 100
NITROSTAT 134 131 54 210
TRICOR 133 93 56 143
NIFEDIPINE ER 128 109 57 95
PAROXETINE HCL 126 89 58 65
LANTUS 125 100 59 50
LIPITOR 121 120 60 89
MELOXICAM 121 108 60 36
EXFORGE 119 105 62 190
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 117 63 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 93 64 165
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 111 106 65 269
NIFEDICAL XL 109 97 66 311
QVAR 108 73 67 120
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 106 68 56
TRAZODONE HCL 105 90 69 47
LACTULOSE 104 101 70 131
VESICARE 103 92 71 163
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 85 72 102
EXFORGE HCT 100 100 72 362
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 97 74 191
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 97 89 74 253
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 95 92 S3 76 73
JANUMET 91 80 77 138
KOMBIGLYZE XR 89 84 78 312
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 80 79 132
EXELON 88 88 79 157
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 76 81 106
KETOCONAZOLE 86 80 82 185
ONGLYZA 85 70 83 164
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 84 84 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 83 85 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 57 86 43
CREON 78 76 87 147
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 68 88 53
ACTOPLUS MET 74 60 89 266
KLOR-CON 8 74 63 89 104
PREDNISONE 74 69 89 70
RANITIDINE HCL 74 66 89 46
SURE COMFORT 72 68 93 263
SINGULAIR 72 65 93 84
NIASPAN 71 60 95 146
FAMOTIDINE 68 67 96 37
SUCRALFATE 65 49 97 247
PATANOL 64 64 98 142
VENTOLIN HFA 63 58 99 125
VOLTAREN 62 62 100 105
AZITHROMYCIN 61 52 101 42
CYMBALTA 60 50 102 72
DETROL LA 59 59 103 223
FENOFIBRATE 58 50 104 63
NASONEX 57 52 105 144
NAMENDA 56 45 106 51
METOLAZONE 56 56 106 322
HYDROCORTISONE 56 55 106 218
LOVAZA 55 41 109 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 50 109 109
NATEGLINIDE 55 55 109 228
ULORIC 54 54 112 243
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 53 112 78
SYMBICORT 51 49 114 149
HUMALOG 50 42 115 167
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 50 115 140
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.