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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 6969

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 6969

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

4% of this provider’s 771 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 771 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 16,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 755 662 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 716 628 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 522 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 593 533 4 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 529 486 5 18
METFORMIN HCL 508 428 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418 357 S3 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365 326 8 11
GLIPIZIDE 333 277 9 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324 293 10 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 306 271 11 14
GABAPENTIN 300 242 12 17
TRAMADOL HCL 285 274 13 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 194 14 13
LISINOPRIL 206 188 15 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 198 16 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199 169 17 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 165 18 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 187 161 19 191
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 137 20 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 166 21 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 173 164 22 91
CARVEDILOL 171 153 23 25
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 156 23 258
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 169 155 25 74
JANUVIA 164 140 26 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 144 27 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 150 28 32
DIOVAN 149 127 29 26
GLIPIZIDE XL 146 146 30 297
LANTUS 144 112 31 50
IBUPROFEN 141 127 32 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 118 32 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 101 34 44
PAROXETINE HCL 134 134 34 65
GLIPIZIDE ER 132 122 36 199
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 125 119 37 58
GEMFIBROZIL 120 99 38 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 103 39 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 100 39 16
NAMENDA 115 115 41 51
TRICOR 113 83 42 143
AMOXICILLIN 110 96 43 99
FELODIPINE ER 109 96 44 116
CLOPIDOGREL 109 102 44 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 97 46 19
DIOVAN HCT 101 93 46 57
PLAVIX 100 100 48 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 76 48 31
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 84 50 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 86 51 55
NEXIUM 95 95 51 52
ATENOLOL 92 88 53 9
SERTRALINE HCL 91 79 54 38
PREDNISONE 91 79 54 70
ALLOPURINOL 90 80 56 35
EXFORGE HCT 88 86 57 362
NIFEDIPINE ER 88 80 57 95
PROAIR HFA 85 81 59 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 65 59 154
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 74 61 28
DIGOXIN 78 77 62 71
FAMOTIDINE 76 74 63 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 63 64 183
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 61 65 81
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 61 66 132
CELEBREX 70 69 67 67
FENOFIBRATE 70 47 67 63
HUMALOG 70 60 67 167
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 53 S3 70 73
HUMULIN 70-30 69 68 70 294
LIPITOR 68 62 72 89
EXFORGE 68 68 72 190
GLYBURIDE 65 65 R 74 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 58 75 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 54 76 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 53 R 76 129
CHLORTHALIDONE 62 46 78 152
LOVASTATIN 62 62 78 15
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 48 78 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 55 81 102
SPIRIVA 60 60 82 66
NIASPAN 58 32 83 146
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58 58 83 168
AGGRENOX 57 57 85 270
NABUMETONE 53 50 86 209
LOVAZA 51 29 87 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 48 87 109
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 Oct. 16, 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.