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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 6969

$2.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 6969

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

21% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 33,831 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

72 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
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,194 1,079 1 16
NEXIUM 1,171 1,042 2 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 995 928 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 943 840 4 6
LIDODERM 870 834 5 75
DIOVAN 851 798 6 26
SIMVASTATIN 847 771 7 1
MELOXICAM 796 733 8 36
METFORMIN HCL 725 660 9 7
CELEBREX 700 679 10 67
CRESTOR 683 620 11 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 654 603 12 23
TRAMADOL HCL 644 614 13 27
CLONIDINE HCL 624 578 14 59
FUROSEMIDE 590 576 15 10
IBUPROFEN 560 468 16 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541 489 17 11
VOLTAREN 523 507 18 105
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 455 19 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 464 435 20 32
ATENOLOL 441 389 21 9
JANUVIA 440 416 22 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429 391 23 22
LOVAZA 427 405 24 77
DIOVAN HCT 422 402 25 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406 361 26 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382 308 S3 27 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 372 330 28 91
CLOPIDOGREL 354 319 29 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 354 291 R 29 92
PLAVIX 348 341 31 68
AVODART 333 319 32 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 322 320 33 81
NAMENDA 320 307 34 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 318 282 35 45
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 295 283 10 36 269
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 290 262 S3 37 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 279 255 38 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 255 214 39 55
ZETIA 251 213 40 98
NAPROXEN 251 223 40 62
CYMBALTA 248 231 42 72
CARVEDILOL 245 239 43 25
GLYBURIDE 244 219 R 44 54
BYDUREON 244 210 10 44 446
GABAPENTIN 241 218 46 17
SINGULAIR 236 212 47 84
EXELON 226 226 48 157
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 208 49 53
DEXILANT 214 193 50 110
BACLOFEN 210 183 51 86
VESICARE 197 182 52 163
LIPITOR 197 188 52 89
COMBIVENT 196 181 54 170
INSULIN SYRINGE 195 182 55 60
LISINOPRIL 194 163 56 2
BENAZEPRIL HCL 187 158 57 18
ACTOS 181 181 58 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180 149 59 14
BENICAR 178 168 60 107
AMIODARONE HCL 177 172 61 184
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 177 169 61 282
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176 167 63 31
AZITHROMYCIN 164 136 64 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 163 65 56
MECLIZINE HCL 160 142 66 100
HYDROXYZINE HCL 155 137 R 67 159
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154 142 68 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148 122 69 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 94 70 19
NITROSTAT 142 139 71 210
PAROXETINE HCL 139 124 72 65
LANTUS 132 128 73 50
EFFIENT 130 121 74 272
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 122 75 162
PROAIR HFA 128 122 76 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 128 111 76 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 127 78 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 121 79 119
VYTORIN 122 119 80 148
SINGLE USE SWAB 121 115 81 306
NASONEX 119 107 82 144
RAPAFLO 117 101 83 347
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 100 84 44
PATADAY 113 113 85 213
BYSTOLIC 110 109 86 155
RAMIPRIL 110 110 86 112
LYRICA 110 110 86 137
DIGOXIN 109 109 89 71
SPIRIVA 108 97 90 66
COREG CR 108 99 90 252
HUMULIN 70-30 107 107 92 294
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105 100 93 151
ACIPHEX 102 102 94 181
SYMBICORT 100 82 95 149
DETROL LA 98 84 96 223
LIVALO 87 83 97 332
JANUMET 86 82 98 138
ARICEPT 85 85 99 399
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 85 67 99 287
LEVEMIR 84 74 101 232
SERTRALINE HCL 84 61 101 38
BONIVA 84 79 101 198
COLCRYS 84 52 101 211
NOVOLIN 70-30 83 83 105 315
LOVASTATIN 83 75 105 15
PATANOL 81 81 107 142
LACTULOSE 80 78 108 131
FAMOTIDINE 73 73 109 37
VENTOLIN HFA 73 52 109 125
METHIMAZOLE 72 53 111 345
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 65 112 43
FENOFIBRATE 70 47 112 63
CLONIDINE 69 69 114 356
SURE COMFORT 68 68 115 263
RANEXA 66 66 116 357
HUMULIN R 66 66 116 223
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 66 58 116 230
JALYN 66 54 116 339
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 64 64 120 290
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63 61 121 178
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 60 122 109
RANITIDINE HCL 62 62 122 46
HYDROCORTISONE 60 50 124 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 49 124 102
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 51 124 194
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 60 124 153
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 54 128 74
ONGLYZA 59 55 128 164
ALLOPURINOL 59 59 128 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 128 8
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58 37 132 260
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 56 133 182
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57 57 R 133 174
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 54 R 135 129
CILOSTAZOL 52 52 136 208
KETOCONAZOLE 52 48 136 185
MICARDIS HCT 52 40 136 285
TRADJENTA 52 37 136 325
EXFORGE 51 51 140 190
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 Dec. 10, 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.