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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 6969

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 6969

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

18% of this provider’s 425 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 13,786 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617 589 1 4
ATENOLOL 437 408 2 9
AZITHROMYCIN 414 372 3 42
OMEPRAZOLE 392 357 4 6
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 375 341 5 74
CELEBREX 359 338 6 67
LIDODERM 319 295 7 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 300 277 8 55
ALLOPURINOL 272 258 9 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 269 234 10 24
AMOXICILLIN 255 233 11 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 224 12 11
SIMVASTATIN 242 224 13 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237 232 14 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 214 15 22
CILOSTAZOL 226 220 16 208
AMANTADINE 222 197 17 330
VIAGRA 215 190 18 370
METFORMIN HCL 214 195 19 7
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 212 212 R 20 92
LOVASTATIN 207 165 21 15
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 189 176 22 136
BACLOFEN 182 171 23 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176 163 24 14
DIOVAN 173 158 25 26
GABAPENTIN 170 150 26 17
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 168 155 27 214
DIOVAN HCT 158 158 28 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 157 144 29 182
MECLIZINE HCL 154 139 30 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 145 31 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 132 32 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 136 33 31
MEGESTROL ACETATE 144 140 R 33 129
CREON 140 135 35 147
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 128 36 12
LISINOPRIL 138 129 37 2
PLAVIX 135 129 38 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 130 S3 39 3
IBUPROFEN 128 111 40 29
CLOPIDOGREL 124 115 41 48
ACTONEL 116 116 42 115
PATANOL 112 109 43 142
LORATADINE 111 95 44 236
LIPITOR 109 99 45 89
JANUVIA 107 107 46 41
PROCTOZONE-HC 93 74 47 293
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 92 48 44
SINGULAIR 92 87 48 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 82 50 16
MISOPROSTOL 82 74 51 292
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 76 51 64
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 81 79 53 487
CLONIDINE HCL 79 67 54 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 69 54 18
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 79 79 54 284
NEXIUM 79 79 54 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 76 58 81
ACARBOSE 74 70 59 246
CRESTOR 74 69 59 39
VOLTAREN 72 66 61 105
DEXILANT 71 66 62 110
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68 57 63 5
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68 63 63 255
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 60 63 53
VENTOLIN HFA 67 57 66 125
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 54 S3 67 73
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 57 67 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 64 67 58
BENICAR 63 63 70 107
RANITIDINE HCL 61 58 71 46
PIROXICAM 60 60 72 323
QVAR 58 57 73 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 56 74 45
CIALIS 54 47 75 517
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 75 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 50 77 109
MIRTAZAPINE 52 50 77 76
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.