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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 6969

$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 6969

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

12% of this provider’s 576 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 13,771 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
METFORMIN HCL 791 631 1 7
LISINOPRIL 663 551 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 639 511 3 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 576 496 4 8
GLIPIZIDE 549 421 5 21
SIMVASTATIN 510 431 6 1
TRAMADOL HCL 501 395 7 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 433 411 8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433 357 8 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 374 309 10 16
JANUVIA 370 304 11 41
FUROSEMIDE 362 321 12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325 283 13 5
ATENOLOL 314 238 14 9
DIOVAN 299 268 15 26
LANTUS 255 205 16 50
GABAPENTIN 252 188 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 212 18 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221 179 19 11
CARVEDILOL 220 175 20 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 184 21 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 159 22 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184 147 23 19
CRESTOR 171 143 24 39
NASONEX 155 110 25 144
PRANDIN 155 111 25 271
PROAIR HFA 141 104 27 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 113 28 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129 114 29 93
SPIRIVA 129 104 29 66
ACTOS 122 86 31 61
RAMIPRIL 120 97 32 112
CLARITHROMYCIN 120 93 32 449
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 98 S3 32 3
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 96 35 162
NEXIUM 114 89 36 52
LOVASTATIN 112 112 37 15
DIOVAN HCT 110 89 38 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 70 39 55
MECLIZINE HCL 107 93 40 100
VENTOLIN HFA 104 79 41 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 95 42 31
FINASTERIDE 101 101 43 80
PAROXETINE HCL 97 91 44 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 97 66 44 182
ALLOPURINOL 94 85 46 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 75 47 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 78 48 28
NIASPAN 88 68 49 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 69 49 24
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 85 64 R 51 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 82 52 32
NAMENDA 77 76 53 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 77 53 81
KLOR-CON 10 76 57 55 160
GEMFIBROZIL 76 49 55 85
LIPITOR 74 49 57 89
FAMOTIDINE 74 74 57 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 67 57 30
IBUPROFEN 73 50 60 29
VOLTAREN 71 56 61 105
DIGOXIN 71 71 61 71
CLONIDINE HCL 70 60 63 59
SINGULAIR 66 53 64 84
ONGLYZA 66 44 64 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 59 66 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61 49 67 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 52 68 20
CLOPIDOGREL 59 54 68 48
HUMALOG 58 33 70 167
KLOR-CON 8 55 55 71 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 37 72 106
NITROSTAT 53 53 73 210
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 40 74 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 44 74 91
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. 24, 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.