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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,302Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 6969

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 6969

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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

9% of this provider’s 473 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 18,058 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 1,110 1,010 1 4
AZITHROMYCIN 824 712 10 2 42
ATENOLOL 822 763 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 714 611 4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 664 551 5 12
DIOVAN 660 627 6 26
CELEBREX 637 593 7 67
CEPHALEXIN 577 504 8 96
CRESTOR 514 463 9 39
LOVASTATIN 475 425 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 407 358 11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381 366 12 11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 374 330 13 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 337 324 14 74
BENICAR 310 300 15 107
GABAPENTIN 303 248 16 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 301 259 R 17 92
CARVEDILOL 285 276 18 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 268 229 19 18
MELOXICAM 246 209 20 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 222 21 23
LIDODERM 239 216 22 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 234 215 23 24
CLOPIDOGREL 227 227 24 48
EXFORGE 225 212 25 190
AVODART 220 217 26 108
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 209 166 27 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199 183 28 14
PLAVIX 197 197 29 68
ALLOPURINOL 191 174 30 35
CROMOLYN SODIUM 187 168 31 320
PROAIR HFA 186 184 32 33
SINGULAIR 184 160 33 84
VENTOLIN HFA 180 128 34 125
ONGLYZA 168 151 35 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 139 36 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 141 37 81
NEXIUM 147 130 38 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 133 39 44
ATELVIA 135 134 40 111
IBUPROFEN 133 108 41 29
ACTONEL 126 126 42 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 120 43 91
RANITIDINE HCL 120 111 43 46
FLOVENT HFA 111 71 45 308
ACARBOSE 108 106 46 246
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 88 47 64
MECLIZINE HCL 106 86 48 100
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 89 49 194
MIRTAZAPINE 98 75 50 76
AMOXICILLIN 96 89 51 99
LOPERAMIDE 96 88 51 321
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 93 74 53 214
DIOVAN HCT 92 92 54 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92 75 54 151
PROCTOSOL-HC 91 79 56 364
AZOR 87 87 57 233
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 86 65 58 5
SIMVASTATIN 84 51 59 1
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 82 73 60 269
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 81 61 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 74 62 31
COLCRYS 79 66 63 211
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 64 32
FUROSEMIDE 72 58 65 10
PIROXICAM 69 50 66 323
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 65 67 45
SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM 66 57 68 450
ACTOS 65 57 69 61
JANUVIA 62 57 70 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 54 71 16
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 72 178
VIAGRA 60 58 72 370
PATANOL 57 47 74 142
FAMOTIDINE 56 45 75 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 50 76 127
VOLTAREN 55 50 76 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 51 78 126
NASONEX 52 46 79 144
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51 51 80 255
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 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.