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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 208

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 208

223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

7% of this provider’s 223 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 223 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 2,904 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 43%.

Prescription Price

$248 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $300 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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
NORVIR 168 64 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 67 S3 2 3
CRESTOR 136 90 3 58
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 97 4 12
EPZICOM 121 61 5 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 79 6 20
OMEPRAZOLE 112 87 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103 84 8 11
TRUVADA 89 0 9 2
ANDROGEL 83 31 S3 10 30
REYATAZ 81 28 11 6
VALACYCLOVIR 80 13 12 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 60 13 27
SIMVASTATIN 78 70 14 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 41 15 14
LISINOPRIL 73 51 16 5
METFORMIN HCL 70 63 17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 49 18 19
ACYCLOVIR 60 20 19 17
LOVAZA 60 40 19 61
PREZISTA 57 0 21 7
NEXIUM 56 38 22 109
LYRICA 54 39 23 78
AZITHROMYCIN 52 36 24 56
SUSTIVA 50 19 25 51
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 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.