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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 6969

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 6969

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

12% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 515 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 14,735 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 965 611 S3 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 777 497 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653 490 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 556 422 4 1
GABAPENTIN 480 325 5 17
TRAMADOL HCL 478 330 6 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 477 245 7 16
RAMIPRIL 443 284 8 112
MISOPROSTOL 434 315 10 9 292
RANITIDINE HCL 407 299 10 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 335 245 11 18
FUROSEMIDE 310 232 12 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 310 192 R 12 87
METFORMIN HCL 299 215 14 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293 256 15 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290 180 16 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 228 17 8
LISINOPRIL 268 200 18 2
BACLOFEN 253 136 19 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 246 221 20 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238 184 21 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 228 153 22 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 225 143 23 187
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 166 24 22
IBUPROFEN 215 120 25 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 162 26 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 162 27 12
ACTOS 192 147 28 61
CLOPIDOGREL 191 132 29 48
CARVEDILOL 186 173 30 25
SERTRALINE HCL 185 116 31 38
MIRTAZAPINE 182 142 32 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 173 151 33 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171 121 34 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 89 35 11
LOVASTATIN 157 137 36 15
CARISOPRODOL 147 34 R 37 69
CRESTOR 145 77 38 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 140 31 S2 39 90
NAMENDA 140 120 39 51
MELOXICAM 139 115 41 36
FAMOTIDINE 137 55 42 37
KLOR-CON 8 135 101 43 104
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 134 103 R 44 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 108 45 32
FINASTERIDE 130 114 46 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 96 47 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 91 48 81
CLONIDINE HCL 121 53 48 59
AVODART 117 82 50 108
PAROXETINE HCL 115 72 51 65
NIASPAN 109 73 52 146
ALLOPURINOL 108 73 53 35
METOLAZONE 106 60 54 322
PLAVIX 104 64 55 68
SPIRIVA 102 78 56 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 70 56 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 63 56 43
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 101 84 59 140
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 101 71 R 59 174
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 100 81 S3 61 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99 89 62 56
ATENOLOL 97 76 63 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 54 64 102
ZETIA 95 67 65 98
ACARBOSE 93 58 66 246
WARFARIN SODIUM 92 79 67 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91 56 68 91
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 60 69 13
LANTUS 87 78 70 50
DIOVAN 86 71 71 26
TRAZODONE HCL 84 47 72 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 35 R 73 203
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 54 73 136
NOVOLIN 70-30 81 40 75 315
RISPERIDONE 79 17 76 88
METHADONE HCL 78 26 S2 77 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 24 78 127
JANUVIA 75 71 78 41
PATANOL 75 62 78 142
CELEBREX 73 71 81 67
MECLIZINE HCL 72 62 82 100
CYMBALTA 69 48 83 72
LEVETIRACETAM 67 32 84 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 49 84 114
DIGOXIN 66 66 86 71
EVISTA 66 27 86 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 30 88 150
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 62 89 119
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 61 46 90 214
AMOXICILLIN 61 39 90 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 39 92 45
PROAIR HFA 57 46 92 33
CEPHALEXIN 56 34 94 96
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 95 49
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 46 95 169
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 29 S2 97 180
LACTULOSE 54 0 97 131
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53 35 99 599
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 14 100 195
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 50 100 95
LIPITOR 52 45 100 89
FENTANYL 52 38 S2 100 113
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. 2, 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.