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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 6969

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 6969

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 541 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 24,503 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,225 1,199 1 4
ATENOLOL 951 926 2 9
ACTONEL 841 811 10 3 115
LOVAZA 833 793 4 77
LIDODERM 819 785 5 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668 649 6 11
PATANOL 615 588 7 142
CELEBREX 603 590 8 67
NEXIUM 573 552 9 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 524 502 10 10 158
EVISTA 520 516 11 118
LANSOPRAZOLE 475 471 12 171
MELOXICAM 413 392 13 36
CREON 411 393 14 147
METFORMIN HCL 392 382 15 7
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 388 376 S3 16 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 372 371 17 23
SINGULAIR 354 346 18 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 335 335 19 95
MECLIZINE HCL 270 265 20 100
METAPROTERENOL SULFATE 261 253 10 21 414
ULORIC 242 230 22 243
AVODART 239 239 23 108
PLAVIX 225 225 24 68
ACIPHEX 224 211 25 181
LUNESTA 222 221 26 374
CRESTOR 221 203 27 39
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 220 218 10 28 284
SIMVASTATIN 219 194 29 1
VOLTAREN 214 206 30 105
CAPTOPRIL 213 205 31 226
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213 199 31 5
GLIPIZIDE 208 208 33 21
LISINOPRIL 207 207 34 2
GABAPENTIN 205 194 35 17
ALLOPURINOL 203 203 36 35
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 197 186 37 227
DIOVAN 196 196 38 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196 196 38 81
EPINASTINE HCL 196 196 10 38 425
FLUOCINONIDE 194 182 41 134
HYDROXYZINE HCL 194 190 R 41 159
BENICAR HCT 191 179 43 176
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 188 181 R 44 87
PROAIR HFA 186 177 45 33
FAMOTIDINE 184 183 46 37
ZENPEP 184 182 46 283
NASONEX 183 173 48 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183 182 48 12
FUROSEMIDE 168 168 50 10
CARVEDILOL 164 149 51 25
ACTOS 158 158 52 61
ATELVIA 154 146 53 111
DIOVAN HCT 153 152 54 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 141 55 64
GLYBURIDE 151 151 R 56 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 144 57 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 143 137 58 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 138 138 59 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 137 59 32
KLOR-CON 8 134 134 61 104
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 128 125 62 384
SYMBICORT 124 118 63 149
EXELON 123 119 64 157
NAMENDA 122 121 65 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 118 107 66 153
JANUVIA 115 115 67 41
NAPROXEN 115 114 67 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 100 69 45
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110 105 70 373
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 107 71 58
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 102 95 72 245
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 101 73 22
LYRICA 100 95 74 137
AZOR 98 98 75 233
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 94 94 76 231
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93 91 77 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 86 78 31
CARISOPRODOL 91 87 R 79 69
ACTOPLUS MET 87 82 80 266
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 83 80 109
LIPITOR 86 83 82 89
PREDNISONE 83 81 83 70
CLOPIDOGREL 79 79 84 48
NITROSTAT 77 74 85 210
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 75 86 8
BENICAR 75 75 87 107
OMEPRAZOLE 72 67 88 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 72 64 88 20
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 71 69 90 214
PROCTOZONE-HC 71 64 90 293
SPIRIVA 70 70 92 66
MOMETASONE FUROATE 70 67 92 361
IMIPRAMINE HCL 70 70 R 92 413
AMOXICILLIN 68 67 95 99
PROMETHAZINE VC 67 65 R 96 401
HYDROCORTISONE 63 61 97 218
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 60 S3 98 3
FEXOFENADINE HCL 58 57 99 347
FLECTOR 57 53 100 264
FINASTERIDE 57 57 100 80
CIPRODEX 55 54 102 505
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 55 102 93
LANTUS 54 48 104 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 46 105 16
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 Oct. 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.