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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 12

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 12

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

6% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 19,756 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $88 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 28.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,035 700 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 984 614 S3 2 1
LOVASTATIN 895 546 3 7
LISINOPRIL 890 617 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 882 547 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 849 654 6 3
IBUPROFEN 757 435 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 712 531 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 707 504 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 648 644 10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 623 456 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 545 373 12 13
GEMFIBROZIL 519 184 10 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 504 263 14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 468 425 15 18
NAMENDA 451 425 16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 373 263 17 22
RANITIDINE HCL 330 205 18 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 330 221 18 19
GLIPIZIDE 327 195 20 24
FAMOTIDINE 325 229 21 33
GLYBURIDE 312 177 R 22 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 311 262 23 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 307 153 24 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299 189 25 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 285 150 26 36
GABAPENTIN 279 191 27 15
MIRTAZAPINE 254 214 28 32
MEGESTROL ACETATE 253 252 R 29 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 246 154 30 42
FENOFIBRATE 234 152 31 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 216 122 32 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209 172 33 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 100 34 23
LEVETIRACETAM 198 157 34 46
CLONIDINE HCL 196 139 36 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 155 36 39
ATENOLOL 196 154 36 28
CEPHALEXIN 191 133 39 47
CARVEDILOL 185 134 40 30
PERMETHRIN 180 139 10 41 49
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 179 113 42 50
RISPERIDONE 177 143 43 41
PROAIR HFA 171 101 44 43
DIGOXIN 169 157 45 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 133 45 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 162 92 47 54
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 154 93 R 48 60
OLANZAPINE 154 144 48 60
CLOPIDOGREL 151 140 50 63
SERTRALINE HCL 147 110 51 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 124 52 66
HYDROXYZINE HCL 144 96 R 53 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 144 85 53 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 76 55 29
PREDNISONE 127 66 56 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 124 71 57 71
ACTOS 117 57 58 74
TRAMADOL HCL 112 60 59 54
TRICOR 111 86 60 76
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 109 92 61 78
TRAZODONE HCL 108 75 62 17
AZITHROMYCIN 107 67 63 79
LANTUS 107 78 63 79
JANUVIA 104 67 65 82
EXELON 102 94 66 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 77 66 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 74 68 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 75 69 37
PLAVIX 100 87 69 86
LACTULOSE 99 38 71 88
VALPROIC ACID 99 73 71 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 76 73 90
NOVOLIN R 95 61 74 91
VENTOLIN HFA 89 38 75 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87 79 76 96
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 72 77 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 68 77 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE 84 49 79 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 52 80 100
METHOCARBAMOL 82 23 R 80 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 54 S2 80 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 58 83 102
HUMULIN R 79 52 83 102
AMIODARONE HCL 78 53 85 104
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 58 86 105
PAROXETINE HCL 76 52 87 106
FINASTERIDE 74 67 88 107
SPIRIVA 74 44 88 58
MELOXICAM 74 46 88 107
DETROL LA 73 32 91 109
DIOVAN 72 59 92 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 25 93 112
SEROQUEL 64 45 94 113
ALLOPURINOL 63 58 95 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 43 95 70
SEROQUEL XR 63 47 95 69
TRAVATAN Z 62 62 98 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 45 99 117
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 59 99 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 48 99 117
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 60 38 102 120
CELEBREX 58 28 103 122
DILANTIN 58 51 103 122
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 33 103 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 18 103 122
ABILIFY 57 57 107 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 29 108 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 23 109 73
CYMBALTA 53 47 110 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 46 111 134
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 37 112 86
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.