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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 120

$0 Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 120

184 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

10% of this provider’s 184 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 184 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,776 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$0 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
CALCIUM WITH VITAMIN D 447 447 10 1 90
SENNA-GEN 327 322 10 2 109
ASPIRIN EC 279 279 3 116
SIMVASTATIN 256 256 4 1
TRAZODONE HCL 226 226 5 38
DOK 216 216 6 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207 207 7 4
GABAPENTIN 207 207 7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 183 9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 182 S3 10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 178 11 14
MAPAP 177 177 12 145
RANITIDINE HCL 158 158 13 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 152 152 14 49
OMEPRAZOLE 148 148 15 6
METFORMIN HCL 140 140 16 7
ALLOPURINOL 109 109 17 27
MIRTAZAPINE 105 105 18 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 103 19 34
FUROSEMIDE 102 102 20 11
LOVASTATIN 101 101 21 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 100 22 16
MULTIVITAMINS 99 99 23 185
GLIPIZIDE 95 95 24 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93 93 25 5
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 90 26 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 83 27 19
BISACODYL 74 74 28 201
CLOPIDOGREL 72 72 29 51
TRAMADOL HCL 72 72 29 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 71 31 30
ATENOLOL 71 71 31 9
FERROUS SULFATE 70 70 33 204
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 34 76
SALONPAS 65 65 10 35 211
REFRESH CELLUVISC 65 65 10 35 211
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 63 37 82
LISINOPRIL 60 60 38 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 57 39 33
VITAMIN D 56 56 40 224
FAMOTIDINE 54 54 41 53
LORAZEPAM 54 54 41 138
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 53 53 43 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 43 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 45 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 51 46 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 50 R 47 240
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 13, 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.