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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 6969

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 6969

696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 696 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 19,331 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$53 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 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
OMEPRAZOLE 860 733 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 753 634 2 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 733 643 3 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678 378 S3 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 539 442 5 7
ATENOLOL 527 479 6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508 456 7 13
IBUPROFEN 503 404 8 29
SIMVASTATIN 473 401 9 1
LISINOPRIL 460 342 10 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 435 401 11 44
FUROSEMIDE 340 293 12 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 321 314 S3 13 73
NEXIUM 313 297 14 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 292 258 15 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273 272 16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 239 17 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 271 253 18 56
TRAMADOL HCL 269 186 19 27
MELOXICAM 268 236 20 36
DIOVAN 265 219 21 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262 238 22 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 224 23 11
LIDODERM 243 222 24 75
DIOVAN HCT 240 202 25 57
AZITHROMYCIN 238 191 26 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 235 228 27 78
PROAIR HFA 235 164 27 33
VOLTAREN 228 224 29 105
GLYBURIDE 228 184 R 29 54
CARISOPRODOL 227 33 R 31 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218 174 32 24
CRESTOR 207 180 33 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198 182 34 31
CELEBREX 195 186 35 67
GABAPENTIN 184 122 36 17
CARVEDILOL 178 153 37 25
CLONIDINE HCL 178 155 37 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174 153 39 18
JANUVIA 171 152 40 41
VENTOLIN HFA 160 89 41 125
PAROXETINE HCL 150 118 42 65
FAMOTIDINE 145 127 43 37
FLUOCINONIDE 142 119 44 134
TRAZODONE HCL 139 104 45 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 111 46 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133 81 47 30
AMOXICILLIN 127 93 48 99
BENICAR 121 102 49 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 109 50 22
RANITIDINE HCL 115 99 51 46
NAMENDA 114 114 52 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 91 53 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 105 99 54 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 83 55 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 68 56 45
NITROSTAT 98 87 57 210
LIPITOR 98 94 57 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 96 95 59 171
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 91 60 53
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 89 83 61 282
SERTRALINE HCL 89 63 61 38
BENICAR HCT 84 70 63 176
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 84 77 63 250
VESICARE 82 74 65 163
SOLARAZE 81 81 66 314
JANUMET 81 65 66 138
ALLOPURINOL 81 60 66 35
CREON 79 73 69 147
NAPROXEN 78 57 70 62
PREDNISONE 75 61 71 70
DEXILANT 75 63 71 110
MECLIZINE HCL 73 66 73 100
CLOPIDOGREL 73 73 73 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 72 67 75 20
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 69 75 317
KLOR-CON 8 71 55 77 104
PLAVIX 71 71 77 68
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 59 79 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 66 R 80 159
AVODART 69 69 80 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 48 82 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 56 82 64
KETOCONAZOLE 68 64 82 185
AMBIEN CR 67 55 10 85 555
PATANOL 66 64 86 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 64 86 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 31 86 101
DILTIAZEM ER 65 65 89 206
CEPHALEXIN 58 39 90 96
ACTOS 57 54 91 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 57 91 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 56 91 127
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 43 94 194
FLURBIPROFEN 55 50 94 591
SINGULAIR 54 33 96 84
ACIPHEX 53 48 97 181
NASONEX 52 50 98 144
LANTUS 51 31 99 50
RAMIPRIL 51 51 99 112
HYDROCORTISONE 51 45 99 218
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.