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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 6969

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 6969

1,020 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,020 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 1,020 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 16,697 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,089 960 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,035 760 S3 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 913 820 3 5
LISINOPRIL 871 810 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 539 458 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 465 390 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 348 7 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 329 8 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 327 9 8
ATENOLOL 337 301 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 310 258 11 10
LOVASTATIN 309 304 12 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 273 224 13 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 225 14 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 263 220 15 56
CLOPIDOGREL 247 212 16 48
GABAPENTIN 218 139 17 17
GEMFIBROZIL 208 196 18 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 204 165 19 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 159 20 44
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 191 152 21 225
PROAIR HFA 185 148 22 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 152 23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 163 24 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 173 161 24 58
VERAPAMIL ER 165 150 26 133
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 158 27 14
GLYBURIDE 157 126 R 28 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 154 135 29 64
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 149 131 30 296
PLAVIX 149 134 30 68
IBUPROFEN 149 124 30 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 125 33 31
FAMOTIDINE 137 113 34 37
CARVEDILOL 137 121 34 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135 122 R 36 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 129 109 37 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 118 38 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 118 39 12
DIGOXIN 122 117 40 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119 109 41 30
CARISOPRODOL 118 59 R 42 69
GLIPIZIDE 118 116 42 21
FENOFIBRATE 117 90 44 63
RANITIDINE HCL 117 106 44 46
AZITHROMYCIN 115 96 46 42
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 58 S2 47 180
ALLOPURINOL 107 92 48 35
TRAMADOL HCL 107 80 48 27
PREDNISONE 106 98 50 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 80 51 43
TRILIPIX 102 79 52 175
DESOXIMETASONE 102 89 52 394
MELOXICAM 102 65 52 36
CLONIDINE HCL 98 81 55 59
PREMARIN 93 78 R 56 156
ESTRADIOL 91 91 R 57 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 75 58 126
TRAZODONE HCL 86 57 59 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 71 60 23
LORAZEPAM 82 81 61 186
AMOXICILLIN 81 66 62 99
OXYCODONE HCL 80 57 S2 63 117
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 78 63 256
MECLIZINE HCL 79 65 65 100
ALPRAZOLAM 77 72 66 172
METHOCARBAMOL 76 64 R 67 249
FLOVENT HFA 74 71 68 308
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 54 69 158
ACTOS 72 62 70 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 55 71 19
CYMBALTA 70 49 72 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 39 R 72 159
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 58 74 32
LANTUS 68 52 75 50
NEXIUM 67 51 76 52
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64 56 77 168
RISPERIDONE 64 60 77 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 47 R 79 130
PAROXETINE HCL 60 22 80 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 59 80 49
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 45 82 216
SPIRIVA 57 37 83 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 51 84 102
TOPIRAMATE 54 23 84 217
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 45 86 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 52 86 78
BACLOFEN 52 41 88 86
NAPROXEN 51 41 89 62
LEVOXYL 51 51 89 122
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.