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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 6969

$2.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 6969

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 831 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 44,923 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% 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

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,592 1,503 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,412 1,303 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,353 1,302 3 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,272 1,271 4 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,116 1,077 5 4
NAMENDA 1,066 1,062 6 51
DIOVAN 995 967 7 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 857 812 8 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 819 744 9 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 757 746 10 14
GABAPENTIN 706 663 11 17
CARVEDILOL 697 657 12 25
LOVAZA 691 660 13 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 690 649 14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 665 628 15 27
FAMOTIDINE 654 619 16 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 653 579 S3 17 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 650 594 18 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 629 593 19 19
CLONIDINE HCL 621 587 20 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594 561 21 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 575 530 22 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 563 509 23 22
ATENOLOL 536 497 24 9
FLUOCINONIDE 528 483 25 134
LISINOPRIL 524 480 26 2
METFORMIN HCL 514 481 27 7
SERTRALINE HCL 466 429 28 38
CLOPIDOGREL 442 421 29 48
MELOXICAM 420 405 30 36
PLAVIX 418 395 31 68
DIOVAN HCT 406 394 32 57
ALLOPURINOL 402 384 33 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 400 345 34 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 394 368 35 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 392 373 36 109
FENOFIBRATE 374 334 37 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 347 38 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 373 369 38 93
NEXIUM 369 329 40 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 360 345 41 31
VOLTAREN 351 344 42 105
RISPERIDONE 344 309 43 88
MIRTAZAPINE 326 296 44 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 288 267 45 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 287 287 46 119
AZITHROMYCIN 275 249 47 42
LANTUS 273 265 48 50
CRESTOR 269 253 49 39
JANUVIA 267 257 50 41
LIDODERM 254 242 51 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 238 52 34
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 239 223 53 227
IBUPROFEN 236 201 54 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 234 55 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 232 228 56 81
DIGOXIN 231 211 57 71
MEGESTROL ACETATE 230 222 R 58 129
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 228 199 59 136
CYMBALTA 218 195 60 72
LIPITOR 208 203 61 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206 181 62 101
SINGULAIR 203 177 63 84
PAROXETINE HCL 187 178 64 65
NATEGLINIDE 186 176 65 228
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 185 167 66 123
MECLIZINE HCL 184 183 67 100
DEXILANT 179 172 68 110
OLANZAPINE 177 173 69 139
ACIPHEX 168 152 70 181
LEXAPRO 168 165 70 200
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 164 147 72 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 128 73 24
SPIRIVA 150 145 74 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 150 138 74 162
HUMALOG 149 143 76 167
LACTULOSE 148 100 77 131
SODIUM CHLORIDE 145 141 78 242
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 143 132 R 79 92
FINASTERIDE 140 127 80 80
GLIPIZIDE 137 137 81 21
AMIODARONE HCL 136 135 82 184
HYDROXYZINE HCL 135 120 R 83 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 135 115 83 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 133 85 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 132 118 86 153
ZETIA 130 101 87 98
PREDNISONE 130 128 87 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128 120 89 78
LANSOPRAZOLE 127 127 90 171
PROAIR HFA 127 100 90 33
RANITIDINE HCL 127 117 90 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126 115 93 91
PATANOL 122 119 94 142
NOVOLOG 119 107 95 166
AVODART 119 118 95 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 103 97 102
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 114 103 98 282
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114 103 98 151
CEFTRIAXONE 112 107 100 343
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108 97 101 191
BENAZEPRIL HCL 108 108 101 18
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 108 90 101 278
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 104 104 106
COMBIVENT 107 105 104 170
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 107 94 104 287
LEVETIRACETAM 106 78 107 128
BACLOFEN 104 84 108 86
LIDOCAINE HCL 101 98 109 456
DETROL LA 100 100 110 223
SYMBICORT 99 86 111 149
GLYBURIDE 98 98 R 112 54
RAMIPRIL 97 90 113 112
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 97 94 113 178
CILOSTAZOL 96 73 115 208
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 95 78 R 116 177
CLONIDINE 94 80 117 356
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 91 118 8
VERAPAMIL ER 91 82 119 133
ACTONEL 90 90 120 115
TRICOR 90 81 120 143
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 85 120 114
NAPROXEN 89 87 123 62
CREON 83 83 124 147
SANTYL 83 83 124 280
BENICAR 83 83 124 107
METHIMAZOLE 82 82 127 345
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 68 127 165
ABILIFY 81 60 129 173
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81 77 129 216
PRANDIN 77 77 131 271
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 65 131 49
CEPHALEXIN 77 72 131 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 75 134 60
SEROQUEL 75 57 134 205
PERMETHRIN 74 71 136 331
METOLAZONE 74 74 136 322
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 72 63 138 290
VENTOLIN HFA 72 71 138 125
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 50 140 169
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 70 140 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE 71 69 140 259
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 71 S3 140 73
VALPROIC ACID 70 63 144 234
NITROSTAT 70 66 144 210
PRADAXA 70 70 144 313
NYSTATIN 69 64 147 215
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 62 147 182
LYRICA 68 68 149 137
KETOCONAZOLE 67 57 150 185
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 46 151 204
CELEBREX 66 66 151 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 54 151 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 56 S2 154 135
PROCRIT 64 64 155 381
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 62 156 315
AGGRENOX 60 60 157 270
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 60 43 157 250
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 159 56
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 57 160 179
COLCRYS 57 57 161 211
RANEXA 56 56 162 357
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 54 46 163 407
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 54 45 163 452
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 52 165 230
LATANOPROST 52 42 165 268
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 52 165 95
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 Feb. 27, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.