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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 6969

$3.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 6969

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 511 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 34,840 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 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 1,029 915 1 1
ADVAIR DISKUS 934 764 2 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 839 721 3 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 795 685 10 4 91
NEXIUM 794 651 5 52
CARVEDILOL 782 630 6 25
FUROSEMIDE 758 689 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 682 515 8 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 652 608 9 23
OMEPRAZOLE 640 541 10 6
NAMENDA 620 582 11 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 513 12 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 584 508 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 568 504 14 27
CLONIDINE HCL 561 471 15 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 559 482 16 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549 447 17 11
ZETIA 548 502 18 98
IBUPROFEN 539 405 19 29
CRESTOR 529 391 20 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 519 473 21 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 518 442 22 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 495 417 23 53
VOLTAREN 457 430 24 105
DIOVAN HCT 449 392 25 57
ATELVIA 443 406 26 111
ACTOS 439 365 27 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 435 364 28 30
CELEBREX 413 374 29 67
SPIRIVA 405 318 30 66
MELOXICAM 393 355 31 36
GABAPENTIN 385 289 32 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379 304 33 8
DEXILANT 370 323 34 110
NAPROXEN 365 291 35 62
FENOFIBRATE 357 297 36 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350 294 37 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 339 269 38 56
AVODART 339 331 38 108
PLAVIX 318 280 40 68
LIDODERM 286 250 41 75
DIGOXIN 285 273 42 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284 236 43 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 265 44 13
EXELON 275 275 45 157
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 224 S3 46 3
LOVAZA 258 233 47 77
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 256 202 10 48 373
CYMBALTA 246 181 49 72
ATENOLOL 241 185 50 9
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 240 226 51 227
KETOCONAZOLE 239 164 52 185
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 235 172 53 24
DIOVAN 224 189 54 26
NASONEX 223 194 55 144
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 204 56 20
MECLIZINE HCL 212 204 57 100
LEVEMIR 212 158 57 232
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208 196 59 81
VESICARE 205 152 60 163
ULTICARE 200 148 10 61 412
CLOPIDOGREL 199 180 62 48
SINGULAIR 197 163 63 84
FINASTERIDE 195 163 64 80
JANUVIA 195 170 64 41
AGGRENOX 192 189 66 270
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 183 139 67 55
SERTRALINE HCL 175 121 68 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 174 123 R 69 87
RANITIDINE HCL 173 133 70 46
TRICOR 172 114 71 143
PATANOL 172 155 71 142
BENICAR HCT 171 159 73 176
SYMBICORT 167 123 74 149
LIPITOR 163 133 75 89
LISINOPRIL 159 133 76 2
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 158 150 77 178
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 157 157 R 78 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156 122 79 93
AZITHROMYCIN 151 112 80 42
LANTUS 150 150 81 50
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 148 120 R 82 174
KLOR-CON 8 144 126 83 104
CREON 144 132 83 147
CILOSTAZOL 143 143 85 208
COLCRYS 143 141 85 211
INSULIN SYRINGE 142 127 87 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 141 95 88 165
ALCOHOL SWABS 140 102 89 273
BENAZEPRIL HCL 139 133 90 18
BONIVA 135 127 91 198
NIASPAN 135 110 91 146
LANSOPRAZOLE 134 107 93 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 133 132 94 183
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 133 67 94 260
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 130 130 96 191
ABILIFY 130 105 96 173
VYTORIN 127 127 98 148
LEVOTHROID 124 124 99 40
PROAIR HFA 123 80 100 33
VICTOZA 3-PAK 118 56 101 503
LYRICA 117 93 102 137
ACIPHEX 110 108 103 181
DETROL LA 109 85 104 223
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108 96 105 153
QVAR 102 71 106 120
BENICAR 102 77 106 107
PAROXETINE HCL 100 78 108 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 109 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 85 110 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 73 110 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96 86 S3 112 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 91 113 106
TRILIPIX 94 82 113 175
BYSTOLIC 92 62 115 155
TERAZOSIN HCL 91 72 116 49
SINGLE USE SWAB 90 65 117 306
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 88 118 74
RAMIPRIL 86 64 119 112
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 85 78 120 269
ACTONEL 83 73 121 115
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 82 R 122 129
METHIMAZOLE 82 82 122 345
OLANZAPINE 75 63 124 139
AMOXICILLIN 74 47 125 99
LEXAPRO 72 56 126 200
COMBIVENT 71 58 127 170
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 56 127 151
DULERA 70 54 129 468
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 60 129 114
MICARDIS HCT 70 58 129 285
PRANDIN 70 58 129 271
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 59 133 101
ACARBOSE 68 68 134 246
VENTOLIN HFA 68 67 134 125
SEROQUEL XR 68 36 134 337
XOPENEX HFA 68 51 134 350
EVISTA 65 65 138 118
ALLOPURINOL 65 58 138 35
FAMOTIDINE 65 52 138 37
VICTOZA 2-PAK 64 47 141 558
NOVOLOG 64 53 141 166
HUMULIN 70-30 64 52 141 294
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 64 141 195
FLUOCINONIDE 64 52 141 134
PROCTOSOL-HC 63 54 146 364
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 146 119
ENABLEX 62 59 148 299
SURE COMFORT 61 55 149 263
VERAPAMIL ER 57 32 150 133
MOMETASONE FUROATE 56 54 151 361
PREDNISONE 56 49 151 70
HUMALOG 55 43 153 167
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 55 153 324
GLYBURIDE 55 43 R 153 54
HYDROCORTISONE 54 48 156 218
COREG CR 54 28 156 252
CALCITRIOL 54 42 156 240
SEROQUEL 53 45 159 205
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 53 159 136
GLIPIZIDE 52 38 161 21
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 52 45 161 250
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51 45 163 282
MISOPROSTOL 51 50 163 292
ACTOPLUS MET 50 42 165 266
ZENPEP 50 41 165 283
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 June 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.