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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 6969

$2.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 6969

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 815 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 45,040 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% 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

57 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
SIMVASTATIN 2,483 2,377 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,659 1,597 2 6
ATENOLOL 1,424 1,348 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,203 1,159 4 4
DIOVAN 1,075 1,047 5 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,026 1,002 6 16
DIOVAN HCT 982 963 7 57
GABAPENTIN 924 890 8 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 873 831 9 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 802 778 10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 744 731 11 11
FUROSEMIDE 713 713 12 10
IBUPROFEN 708 667 13 29
NEXIUM 697 672 14 52
TRAMADOL HCL 684 672 15 27
ZETIA 666 626 16 98
VOLTAREN 536 529 17 105
CLOPIDOGREL 534 524 18 48
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534 531 18 5
PLAVIX 502 495 20 68
MECLIZINE HCL 496 491 21 100
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478 458 22 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476 447 23 12
FENOFIBRATE 449 406 24 63
CRESTOR 439 417 25 39
METFORMIN HCL 433 393 26 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 430 430 27 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 421 420 28 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420 403 29 22
MELOXICAM 420 411 29 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 416 416 31 53
SERTRALINE HCL 413 413 32 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 407 380 33 45
FAMOTIDINE 390 380 34 37
NATEGLINIDE 362 350 10 35 228
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 361 349 36 31
ATELVIA 349 349 37 111
ALLOPURINOL 332 310 38 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 306 285 39 78
LIPITOR 304 298 40 89
PAROXETINE HCL 289 271 41 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 282 276 42 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 281 276 R 43 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 275 263 44 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272 270 45 93
LOVAZA 265 244 46 77
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262 262 S3 47 3
NAPROXEN 254 242 48 62
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 250 245 R 49 92
ACIPHEX 248 248 50 181
SINGULAIR 231 231 51 84
AVODART 229 224 52 108
LISINOPRIL 227 213 53 2
CARVEDILOL 218 216 54 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215 208 55 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 213 56 19
NAMENDA 211 211 57 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 202 189 58 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 202 192 58 109
PRANDIN 202 191 58 271
COMBIVENT 200 193 61 170
SYMBICORT 195 186 62 149
JANUVIA 192 192 63 41
AMIODARONE HCL 190 190 64 184
PROAIR HFA 186 173 65 33
DIGOXIN 183 183 66 71
EVISTA 182 182 67 118
DEXILANT 181 166 68 110
CELEBREX 181 180 68 67
VYTORIN 181 155 68 148
GLIMEPIRIDE 174 174 71 44
SPIRIVA 170 169 72 66
CLONIDINE HCL 169 169 73 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 153 74 91
LIDODERM 157 157 75 75
BENICAR HCT 156 153 76 176
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154 153 77 30
BENICAR 151 139 78 107
LEXAPRO 147 146 79 200
NITROSTAT 147 124 79 210
ACTONEL 143 143 81 115
KETOCONAZOLE 143 141 81 185
PRISTIQ ER 140 140 83 370
HYDROXYZINE HCL 138 135 R 84 159
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 135 133 85 282
JANUMET 134 134 86 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 133 133 87 153
VENTOLIN HFA 129 129 88 125
GLYBURIDE 129 129 R 88 54
LANSOPRAZOLE 128 125 90 171
CYMBALTA 126 116 91 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 123 92 8
AZITHROMYCIN 122 119 93 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 121 94 34
SINGLE USE SWAB 119 119 95 306
BONIVA 116 116 96 198
NASONEX 113 113 97 144
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112 112 98 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 111 99 119
GLIPIZIDE 110 103 100 21
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 101 178
PREDNISONE 108 108 101 70
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106 90 103 123
FINASTERIDE 105 104 104 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 105 105 R 104 129
TRICOR 105 104 104 143
SULINDAC 104 93 107 267
DETROL LA 101 101 108 223
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 100 100 109 522
HYDROCORTISONE 98 97 110 218
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 97 111 56
METHOTREXATE 96 96 112 385
LYRICA 95 93 113 137
MUPIROCIN 95 94 113 291
FLUOCINONIDE 93 91 115 134
POTASSIUM CITRATE 91 91 116 482
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89 84 S3 117 73
QVAR 87 86 118 120
PROCTOZONE-HC 86 73 119 293
MIRTAZAPINE 85 71 120 76
VESICARE 85 85 120 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 84 122 162
RAMIPRIL 83 83 123 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 80 124 43
LABETALOL HCL 80 80 125 300
METHIMAZOLE 80 80 125 345
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 79 79 127 287
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 79 79 127 260
BYSTOLIC 79 67 127 155
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 74 130 346
CLOTRIMAZOLE 74 74 131 259
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 74 74 131 231
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 73 133 191
AZELASTINE HCL 72 72 134 376
LACTULOSE 72 72 134 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 51 134 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 70 137 150
LOVASTATIN 70 63 137 15
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 70 70 137 269
TRAZODONE HCL 67 63 140 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 62 141 101
ABILIFY 65 64 142 173
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 62 143 114
BACLOFEN 64 62 143 86
OSMOPREP 64 59 143 558
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 63 63 146 341
PATANOL 61 38 147 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 60 148 154
SURE COMFORT 60 55 148 263
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 59 58 150 407
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 59 150 49
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58 58 152 230
RANITIDINE HCL 57 57 153 46
SUCRALFATE 55 51 154 247
AMOXICILLIN 55 45 154 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 55 154 165
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 42 157 74
LANTUS 54 54 157 50
PROCTOSOL-HC 54 54 157 364
KLOR-CON 10 53 53 160 160
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 53 160 60
AGGRENOX 53 53 160 270
CILOSTAZOL 53 42 160 208
GEMFIBROZIL 52 39 164 85
TRILIPIX 51 51 165 175
METHOCARBAMOL 51 48 R 165 249
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 March 18, 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.