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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 6969

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 6969

1,230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,230 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,230 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 21,814 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,649 992 S3 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,158 788 2 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,038 771 3 7
LISINOPRIL 923 764 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 808 562 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 695 577 6 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 577 398 7 18
SIMVASTATIN 557 469 8 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552 447 9 4
ATENOLOL 511 377 10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 418 243 11 27
GABAPENTIN 385 288 12 17
LOVASTATIN 373 270 13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366 318 14 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 358 240 15 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349 240 16 8
IBUPROFEN 348 211 17 29
MELOXICAM 338 287 18 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 266 19 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 310 303 20 32
SERTRALINE HCL 310 188 20 38
CARISOPRODOL 300 64 R 22 69
CLOPIDOGREL 292 258 23 48
TRAZODONE HCL 290 162 24 47
CARVEDILOL 290 265 24 25
CLONIDINE HCL 287 216 26 59
PROAIR HFA 283 187 27 33
FAMOTIDINE 279 212 28 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 274 202 29 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 272 195 30 14
AZITHROMYCIN 265 177 31 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263 228 32 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 119 33 16
PREMARIN 243 157 R 34 156
PREDNISONE 241 219 35 70
AMOXICILLIN 233 165 36 99
ACTOS 220 165 37 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 181 38 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214 127 39 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 177 40 30
GLYBURIDE 208 167 R 41 54
PAROXETINE HCL 207 162 42 65
GLIPIZIDE 202 148 43 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 202 174 43 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197 116 R 45 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 192 141 R 46 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 177 47 81
PLAVIX 183 168 48 68
KLOR-CON 8 178 122 49 104
ALLOPURINOL 175 130 50 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 171 131 51 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 167 64 52 169
RISPERIDONE 161 123 53 88
RANITIDINE HCL 160 93 54 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 155 127 55 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 132 56 58
NAPROXEN 151 92 57 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 147 112 58 60
DIGOXIN 142 142 59 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 136 59 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141 123 61 74
CYMBALTA 140 46 62 72
DILTIAZEM HCL 139 130 63 342
LANTUS 138 86 64 50
VESICARE 133 133 65 163
SINGULAIR 131 101 66 84
DIOVAN 129 103 67 26
CRESTOR 128 117 68 39
CEPHALEXIN 124 97 69 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 53 70 103
NIFEDIPINE ER 119 95 71 95
LACTULOSE 116 38 72 131
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 116 92 S3 72 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 80 74 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 88 75 114
CIMETIDINE 112 87 76 372
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 62 77 150
WARFARIN SODIUM 103 97 78 20
NEXIUM 103 86 78 52
CARBAMAZEPINE 100 67 80 204
KLOR-CON 10 100 86 80 160
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 68 82 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 70 83 45
FLUCONAZOLE 94 45 83 276
SEROQUEL 92 66 85 205
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 56 R 86 203
NAMENDA 90 90 87 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 89 52 88 153
KETOCONAZOLE 89 55 88 185
ABILIFY 86 30 90 173
MIRTAZAPINE 85 85 91 76
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84 66 R 92 174
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 23 93 187
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 42 94 127
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 38 94 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 48 96 34
HUMULIN 70-30 75 63 97 294
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75 51 97 78
PREMPRO 72 18 R 99 496
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 34 100 24
CELEBREX 69 62 101 67
SPIRIVA 68 64 102 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 53 102 151
LIPITOR 67 53 104 89
AMIODARONE HCL 66 49 105 184
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 46 105 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 49 107 93
QVAR 65 56 107 120
LEVETIRACETAM 65 23 107 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 27 R 110 130
OLANZAPINE 61 51 111 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 29 112 102
COMBIVENT 60 60 112 170
VERAPAMIL ER 59 38 114 133
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 52 114 216
DIOVAN HCT 57 45 116 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 57 116 119
ONGLYZA 56 22 118 164
LABETALOL HCL 53 53 119 300
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 36 119 229
MECLIZINE HCL 52 49 121 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 45 121 162
DEXILANT 51 37 123 110
LAMOTRIGINE 51 0 123 221
EVISTA 51 29 123 118
VENTOLIN HFA 50 36 126 125
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 35 126 194
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 41 126 158
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 Sept. 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.