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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,926Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 6969

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 6969

1,373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,373 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 35,145 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,780 1,543 1 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,679 1,297 S3 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,626 1,339 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,564 1,304 4 5
LISINOPRIL 1,520 1,244 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,411 1,191 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,315 1,135 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,214 1,037 8 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 887 879 9 32
METFORMIN HCL 828 670 10 7
GABAPENTIN 792 620 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 750 662 12 13
NAMENDA 597 597 13 51
ATENOLOL 550 433 14 9
FAMOTIDINE 489 412 15 37
LOVASTATIN 465 402 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 431 326 17 8
LANTUS 431 331 17 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 401 295 19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 381 324 20 23
MIRTAZAPINE 380 357 21 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372 283 22 30
CLOPIDOGREL 370 312 23 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 363 302 24 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 354 272 25 31
TRAMADOL HCL 352 290 26 27
NOVOLIN R 319 223 27 161
RISPERIDONE 313 251 28 88
FENTANYL 287 245 S2 29 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 283 251 30 14
CARVEDILOL 282 242 31 25
PAROXETINE HCL 276 237 32 65
CLONIDINE HCL 274 196 33 59
TRAZODONE HCL 273 227 34 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 270 224 35 123
CYMBALTA 269 223 36 72
PLAVIX 262 225 37 68
SERTRALINE HCL 261 172 38 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 215 39 11
MELOXICAM 239 235 40 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 235 220 41 119
AMIODARONE HCL 234 174 42 184
DIGOXIN 224 202 43 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 187 43 12
SPIRIVA 224 196 43 66
ALLOPURINOL 223 179 46 35
GLIPIZIDE 220 182 47 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 219 158 48 45
HUMULIN R 212 156 49 223
FLUOXETINE HCL 198 157 50 43
DIOVAN 195 191 51 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 193 165 52 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 169 53 22
LEVETIRACETAM 187 133 54 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 181 137 55 136
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 150 56 64
GLYBURIDE 170 132 R 57 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169 99 R 58 87
PROAIR HFA 169 75 58 33
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 160 146 60 216
KLOR-CON M10 159 154 61 257
NIFEDIPINE ER 159 154 61 95
BACLOFEN 157 101 63 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 134 64 19
RANITIDINE HCL 151 149 65 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 117 65 101
LACTULOSE 150 133 67 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147 135 68 165
MEGESTROL ACETATE 147 134 R 68 129
TERAZOSIN HCL 147 115 68 49
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 146 136 71 307
KLOR-CON M20 144 118 72 201
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 142 128 73 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140 130 74 106
IBUPROFEN 139 85 75 29
PREDNISONE 131 90 76 70
SINGULAIR 129 83 77 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 109 78 114
PROMETHAZINE HCL 126 107 R 79 203
FLUOCINONIDE 126 122 79 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 92 81 24
AZITHROMYCIN 123 97 82 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120 97 83 55
KLOR-CON 10 119 94 84 160
BUSPIRONE HCL 118 116 85 187
VERAPAMIL ER 116 99 86 133
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 114 76 87 179
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 97 87 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 99 89 162
SANTYL 110 104 90 280
ACTOS 109 100 91 61
NAPROXEN 108 84 92 62
SODIUM CHLORIDE 107 45 93 242
PREMARIN 106 72 R 94 156
INSULIN SYRINGE 106 74 94 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106 77 94 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 77 R 97 130
CARISOPRODOL 105 53 R 97 69
FINASTERIDE 103 103 99 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 92 100 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 93 101 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 82 102 126
NYSTATIN 95 84 103 215
GEMFIBROZIL 95 68 103 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92 62 105 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90 82 106 153
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90 87 106 212
FENOFIBRATE 87 67 108 63
NEXIUM 87 44 108 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 69 S2 108 135
VENTOLIN HFA 87 62 108 125
ABILIFY 86 75 112 173
CRESTOR 86 64 112 39
EXELON 84 76 114 157
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 84 48 S2 114 188
LYRICA 83 67 116 137
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 68 S2 117 180
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 70 117 127
HYDROCORTISONE 79 62 119 218
CELEBREX 78 75 120 67
KLOR-CON 8 78 65 120 104
LANSOPRAZOLE 77 69 122 171
ESTRADIOL 77 56 R 122 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 71 124 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 67 124 18
NYSTOP 75 56 126 329
CEPHALEXIN 75 64 126 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 66 S2 128 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 56 128 169
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 70 R 128 159
TRAVATAN Z 74 70 128 318
SEROQUEL 71 65 132 205
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 70 133 58
BUPROPION HCL 68 30 134 391
HUMULIN N 68 52 134 443
RENVELA 67 13 136 389
CAPTOPRIL 67 66 136 226
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 63 S3 138 73
OLANZAPINE 66 38 138 139
LEXAPRO 62 57 140 200
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 61 51 141 452
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 49 141 158
TOPIRAMATE 60 0 143 217
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 144 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 54 145 183
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 44 146 256
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 52 147 56
ZETIA 52 45 148 98
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 29 148 204
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 16 R 150 177
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 41 150 194
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 47 150 342
METHOCARBAMOL 51 36 R 150 249
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 150 28
LATANOPROST 50 38 155 268
NUEDEXTA 50 50 155 469
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 April 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.