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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 103

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 103

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

5% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,355 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 897 883 1 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 787 782 2 4
ATENOLOL 605 604 3 12
SIMVASTATIN 596 583 4 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 586 576 5 17
METFORMIN HCL 475 455 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 459 458 7 20
FUROSEMIDE 420 414 8 16
CRESTOR 406 406 9 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 340 10 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 306 11 3
NEXIUM 323 323 12 66
OMEPRAZOLE 320 302 13 5
CREON 319 309 14 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 300 15 10
CARVEDILOL 272 264 16 24
GABAPENTIN 269 265 17 18
LISINOPRIL 263 250 18 6
CLOPIDOGREL 257 255 19 53
IBUPROFEN 249 230 20 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247 218 S3 21 9
LIDODERM 244 237 22 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 242 23 14
BENICAR 240 220 24 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 234 25 29
CLONIDINE HCL 228 206 26 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 219 219 27 79
LIPITOR 218 213 28 61
PLAVIX 214 213 29 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199 199 30 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 187 31 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193 193 32 36
FAMOTIDINE 186 172 33 41
JANUVIA 175 175 34 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174 174 35 19
VOLTAREN 172 167 36 92
DIOVAN 169 169 37 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 162 38 57
LOVAZA 157 145 39 40
ZETIA 156 154 40 96
GLYBURIDE 144 144 R 41 52
TRAMADOL HCL 137 129 42 27
LABETALOL HCL 136 136 43 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 129 44 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127 124 45 112
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 116 46 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 121 47 11
ACIPHEX 122 122 48 115
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 49 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 114 106 50 53
NITROSTAT 110 110 51 123
DEXILANT 102 95 52 127
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 100 53 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 98 54 68
AZITHROMYCIN 95 90 55 50
VYTORIN 94 92 56 128
BENICAR HCT 94 94 56 128
ALLOPURINOL 93 93 58 44
NAMENDA 93 93 58 132
PROAIR HFA 90 88 60 32
CELEBREX 90 90 60 100
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 85 83 62 106
SOLARAZE 84 84 63 138
HYDROXYZINE HCL 83 82 R 64 140
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 77 S3 65 98
DIGOXIN 82 82 65 141
ACTONEL 80 80 67 143
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 78 68 145
DIOVAN HCT 77 75 69 58
AMIODARONE HCL 73 73 70 150
LUMIGAN 70 70 71 71
VERAPAMIL ER 68 64 72 153
LUNESTA 67 67 73 154
PAROXETINE HCL 66 63 74 51
SINGULAIR 66 66 74 109
SYNTHROID 66 66 74 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 65 77 157
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 62 78 115
SPIRIVA 64 64 78 117
SERTRALINE HCL 63 63 80 91
BYSTOLIC 63 61 80 159
PROCTOSOL-HC 62 58 82 160
NIFEDICAL XL 61 61 83 161
TRAVATAN Z 60 60 84 74
LIDOCAINE 57 56 85 167
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 55 86 168
VESICARE 53 43 87 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 47 87 95
MICARDIS HCT 52 52 89 176
MELOXICAM 52 52 89 92
PRADAXA 50 48 91 181
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 Nov. 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.