ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 172 out of 6969

$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 358 out of 6969

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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 554 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 554 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 12,021 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 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.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
LISINOPRIL 735 625 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 724 654 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 640 524 S3 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618 565 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 591 484 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 394 322 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 352 320 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 331 278 8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 287 9 8
ATENOLOL 288 254 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 237 11 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214 190 12 12
PROAIR HFA 210 171 13 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 189 14 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 157 15 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 174 16 22
RANITIDINE HCL 186 121 17 46
GABAPENTIN 179 129 18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 138 19 23
GLYBURIDE 170 156 R 20 54
GEMFIBROZIL 169 139 21 85
IBUPROFEN 142 104 22 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 129 23 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 84 24 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 114 25 30
CARVEDILOL 116 91 26 25
AZITHROMYCIN 115 93 27 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 87 28 45
CLONIDINE HCL 112 104 28 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 102 30 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 104 31 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 93 32 18
GLIPIZIDE 99 97 33 21
DIGOXIN 94 94 34 71
ATROVENT HFA 94 66 34 393
VERAPAMIL ER 93 93 36 133
SPIRIVA 87 73 37 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 68 37 34
ALLOPURINOL 86 62 39 35
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 83 79 40 231
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 59 41 225
LOVASTATIN 75 66 42 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 64 42 24
KLOR-CON 8 74 69 44 104
KLOR-CON 10 72 68 45 160
VENTOLIN HFA 71 31 46 125
LANTUS 70 47 47 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 57 48 64
NAMENDA 66 66 48 51
FELODIPINE ER 66 66 48 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 27 51 169
TRAMADOL HCL 65 28 51 27
PAROXETINE HCL 64 61 53 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 38 54 56
ZETIA 61 52 55 98
FAMOTIDINE 60 50 56 37
PREDNISONE 60 49 56 70
NEXIUM 59 47 58 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 54 58 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 32 60 150
KLOR-CON M10 58 54 60 257
JANUVIA 56 56 62 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 34 63 114
FENTANYL 54 37 S2 63 113
SERTRALINE HCL 54 49 63 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 48 66 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 40 67 78
CYMBALTA 50 29 67 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 44 67 55
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 April 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.