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GEORGE FIELDS DO

3401 W. SUNFLOWER AVE SUITE 250

Santa ana | California | 92704

(714) 619-8777

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 6969

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 6969

1,745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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
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this specialty
in California
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,745 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,745 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 43,227 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,043 1,972 1 6
LISINOPRIL 1,895 1,784 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,841 1,813 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,718 1,669 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,483 1,383 5 1
RISPERIDONE 1,367 1,330 6 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,311 1,275 7 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,097 1,076 8 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,034 979 9 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,014 940 S3 10 3
MIRTAZAPINE 932 911 11 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 881 838 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 809 775 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 785 721 14 7
GABAPENTIN 700 676 15 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 647 643 16 14
NAMENDA 620 619 17 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 580 554 18 8
ATENOLOL 570 539 19 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536 510 20 30
GALANTAMINE HBR 535 526 10 21 275
TRAZODONE HCL 451 417 22 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 439 421 23 103
KLOR-CON 10 408 407 10 24 160
TAMSULOSIN HCL 398 394 25 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 390 385 26 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 382 378 27 20
GLIPIZIDE 380 355 28 21
LOVASTATIN 371 371 29 15
SERTRALINE HCL 357 341 30 38
CARVEDILOL 346 328 31 25
FAMOTIDINE 342 340 32 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 341 329 33 64
TRAMADOL HCL 337 324 34 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 330 293 35 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 321 316 36 114
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 316 285 37 101
CLOPIDOGREL 307 295 38 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 306 304 39 126
DIGOXIN 273 271 40 71
KLOR-CON M20 262 262 41 201
IBUPROFEN 242 217 42 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 234 219 43 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 233 224 44 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 230 226 45 127
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 227 198 46 119
LIDODERM 226 220 47 75
RANITIDINE HCL 224 214 48 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222 216 49 81
PLAVIX 214 204 50 68
PAROXETINE HCL 213 179 51 65
MELOXICAM 212 205 52 36
JANTOVEN 206 179 53 304
CLONIDINE HCL 194 164 54 59
AZITHROMYCIN 193 186 55 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 190 190 56 43
LOPERAMIDE 187 181 57 321
LEVOFLOXACIN 187 180 57 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 172 59 31
LEVETIRACETAM 180 154 60 128
PREDNISONE 179 172 61 70
CEPHALEXIN 168 161 62 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 164 151 63 123
NIFEDIPINE ER 164 164 63 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 139 65 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 156 65 22
CYMBALTA 157 114 67 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 147 68 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 147 147 69 56
HYDROXYZINE HCL 146 141 R 70 159
KLOR-CON M10 139 139 71 257
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139 138 71 165
FINASTERIDE 138 138 73 80
LACTULOSE 133 126 74 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 133 74 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 126 74 45
SEROQUEL 132 126 77 205
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 130 78 93
MECLIZINE HCL 127 126 79 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 124 120 80 187
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114 78 R 81 177
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113 103 82 154
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111 106 83 169
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 110 84 58
PROAIR HFA 107 95 85 33
ACTOS 105 100 86 61
CARTIA XT 104 104 87 458
OLANZAPINE 104 80 87 139
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 104 104 87 256
NAPROXEN 103 97 90 62
METOLAZONE 102 101 91 322
ALLOPURINOL 102 100 91 35
DETROL LA 100 98 93 223
SPIRIVA 99 95 94 66
KLOR-CON 8 97 95 95 104
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 95 92 96 328
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 93 97 11
BACLOFEN 93 71 98 86
TERAZOSIN HCL 89 87 99 49
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 89 88 99 182
PERMETHRIN 88 83 101 331
LANTUS 87 87 102 50
HALOPERIDOL 87 83 102 244
GLYBURIDE 85 60 R 104 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 83 105 150
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 76 105 162
LYRICA 82 77 107 137
LATANOPROST 80 80 108 268
JANUVIA 80 77 108 41
DIOVAN 79 76 110 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 79 51 110 204
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 79 110 74
TORSEMIDE 77 77 113 369
HYDROCORTISONE 73 71 114 218
TRAVATAN Z 71 66 115 318
NYSTOP 70 70 116 329
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 69 116 194
CELEBREX 70 58 116 67
AMIODARONE HCL 68 68 119 184
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 63 119 106
FENTANYL 66 66 S2 121 113
NYSTATIN 66 57 121 215
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 65 S3 123 73
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 61 123 158
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 61 125 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 126 191
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 59 126 53
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61 61 128 231
DILTIAZEM ER 61 61 128 206
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 58 128 195
MUPIROCIN 58 57 131 291
PACERONE 57 57 132 579
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 52 S2 132 90
AMOXICILLIN 56 55 134 99
SANTYL 56 50 134 280
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 56 134 153
NITROSTAT 55 52 137 210
LEXAPRO 55 50 137 200
BUPROPION XL 55 47 137 197
VALPROIC ACID 54 54 140 234
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53 47 141 387
ABILIFY 53 41 141 173
PREMARIN 51 46 R 143 156
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 42 143 171
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 March 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.