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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 517

$3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 517

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 30,570 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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
LIDODERM 1,374 1,248 1 49
NEXIUM 1,214 1,051 2 29
SIMVASTATIN 1,101 920 3 1
DIOVAN HCT 978 906 4 31
CELEBREX 893 860 5 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 870 756 6 2
DIOVAN 866 757 7 20
ATENOLOL 846 731 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 750 697 9 14
CRESTOR 697 640 10 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 626 529 11 6
OMEPRAZOLE 625 542 12 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 592 543 13 12
METFORMIN HCL 582 507 14 4
ACIPHEX 563 529 10 15 118
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 525 449 S3 16 5
BENAZEPRIL HCL 509 432 17 15
FUROSEMIDE 507 471 18 9
MELOXICAM 507 450 18 25
TRAMADOL HCL 475 431 20 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 438 382 21 35
JANUMET 432 354 22 134
MECLIZINE HCL 417 386 23 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386 359 24 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 362 322 S3 25 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 312 26 50
ZETIA 344 302 27 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 336 301 28 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334 289 29 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 334 313 29 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 325 299 31 46
JANUVIA 300 263 32 43
LOVAZA 296 233 33 55
NASONEX 294 269 34 120
VESICARE 284 269 35 132
VOLTAREN 267 218 36 69
ACTONEL 267 237 36 109
ALLOPURINOL 266 231 38 37
KLOR-CON 8 256 244 39 98
LIPITOR 255 234 40 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 241 41 34
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 230 195 42 129
DEXILANT 229 195 43 68
CREON 222 222 44 133
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 222 201 44 39
PROAIR HFA 221 185 46 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219 202 47 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 162 48 10
IBUPROFEN 214 205 49 16
SINGULAIR 206 195 50 64
NAMENDA 205 205 51 52
CYMBALTA 191 185 52 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 173 53 22
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 184 142 54 188
EXELON 177 177 55 152
SYNTHROID 166 154 56 182
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 150 57 38
TEKTURNA 161 137 58 284
PLAVIX 157 155 59 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156 142 60 93
FLUOCINONIDE 152 147 61 86
GABAPENTIN 145 139 62 13
LISINOPRIL 142 96 63 7
BYSTOLIC 142 134 63 114
CARVEDILOL 137 115 65 26
CLONIDINE HCL 136 113 66 59
AMIODARONE HCL 136 134 66 183
CLOPIDOGREL 133 132 68 47
EVISTA 131 119 69 102
BONIVA 130 109 70 165
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 124 124 71 200
SERTRALINE HCL 121 110 72 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 112 73 17
NATEGLINIDE 119 101 74 175
ENABLEX 115 115 75 295
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113 98 76 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113 113 76 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111 110 78 70
TRICOR 110 94 79 123
VYTORIN 108 75 80 148
NITROSTAT 108 99 80 172
RANITIDINE HCL 105 96 82 54
LEXAPRO 99 96 83 164
PATANOL 96 73 84 92
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 89 84 112
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 96 73 84 145
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 95 80 87 222
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 84 88 226
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 72 89 32
FAMOTIDINE 88 76 90 44
SOLARAZE 87 87 91 289
ACTOS 86 84 92 51
AZITHROMYCIN 84 66 93 41
EXFORGE 83 83 94 158
GLYBURIDE 82 53 R 95 53
DETROL LA 81 80 96 172
PAROXETINE HCL 81 81 96 76
ALCOHOL SWABS 79 68 98 188
PROCTOZONE-HC 78 64 99 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 77 100 117
CAPTOPRIL 74 67 101 237
BENICAR 73 52 102 105
VENTOLIN HFA 73 60 102 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 42 104 78
FLECTOR 69 52 104 271
LEVOXYL 68 46 106 249
NAPROXEN 68 60 106 42
PREMARIN 67 52 R 108 213
CILOSTAZOL 64 52 109 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 59 110 130
VICTOZA 2-PAK 62 43 111 319
BENICAR HCT 60 53 112 166
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 60 112 144
PATADAY 59 59 114 138
MICARDIS HCT 58 35 115 252
LUNESTA 58 55 115 273
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 40 117 24
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 54 118 85
SPIRIVA 52 52 119 84
PRANDIN 52 52 119 295
RESTASIS 52 52 119 322
LOVASTATIN 51 51 122 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 51 122 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 50 124 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 39 124 186
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 March 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.