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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 6969

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 6969

268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

5% of this provider’s 268 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 17,352 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

71 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 772 720 1 4
DIOVAN HCT 712 648 2 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 667 606 3 11
CRESTOR 658 582 4 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 508 447 5 56
TRAMADOL HCL 492 412 6 27
NEXIUM 421 377 7 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 406 371 8 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 392 356 9 78
OMEPRAZOLE 381 341 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358 353 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 301 12 16
IBUPROFEN 320 253 13 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 319 303 14 23
NAPROXEN 309 273 15 62
METFORMIN HCL 300 279 16 7
FENOFIBRATE 282 234 17 63
LIPITOR 274 260 18 89
SIMVASTATIN 260 236 19 1
TRILIPIX 255 218 20 175
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 230 21 22
EXELON 223 223 22 157
ACTOS 220 204 23 61
MELOXICAM 218 203 24 36
CLONIDINE HCL 213 213 25 59
MECLIZINE HCL 212 212 26 100
BYSTOLIC 207 194 27 155
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 174 28 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 189 29 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 181 181 30 91
CARVEDILOL 180 155 31 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 166 148 32 44
FUROSEMIDE 164 164 33 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 121 34 19
ATENOLOL 155 146 35 9
DIOVAN 153 145 36 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153 140 36 5
VOLTAREN 151 137 38 105
DEXILANT 145 117 39 110
MISOPROSTOL 143 143 40 292
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 133 133 41 74
FAMOTIDINE 132 132 42 37
LANSOPRAZOLE 129 94 43 171
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128 113 44 373
JANUMET 127 127 45 138
ZETIA 127 127 45 98
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 126 47 20
BENICAR HCT 126 126 47 176
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 124 115 49 178
JANUVIA 123 117 50 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 122 51 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 120 52 45
PLAVIX 119 112 53 68
PAROXETINE HCL 118 106 54 65
CELEBREX 115 109 55 67
GLYBURIDE 111 111 R 56 54
CLOPIDOGREL 108 95 57 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105 103 58 18
TRICOR 103 99 59 143
LIDODERM 102 102 60 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100 96 R 61 174
WELCHOL 97 97 62 235
ACTONEL 94 94 63 115
AVODART 93 90 64 108
PROAIR HFA 90 86 65 33
AMIODARONE HCL 85 63 66 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 79 67 31
RAMIPRIL 77 54 68 112
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 75 69 30
NAMENDA 70 70 70 51
CYMBALTA 67 59 71 72
ACIPHEX 66 66 72 181
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 65 73 168
DIGOXIN 64 64 74 71
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 51 75 346
AZITHROMYCIN 57 49 76 42
CEPHALEXIN 57 48 76 96
NABUMETONE 57 47 76 209
ALLOPURINOL 57 55 76 35
SOTALOL 55 43 80 396
NIASPAN 54 42 81 146
KLOR-CON 8 53 53 82 104
BONIVA 52 49 83 198
NASONEX 50 43 84 144
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 9, 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.