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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 6969

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 6969

367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

25% of this provider’s 367 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 20,016 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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
LOVAZA 1,057 1,019 1 77
CELEBREX 857 816 2 67
LIDODERM 785 762 3 75
ATENOLOL 544 518 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 458 426 5 6
BENICAR 364 362 6 107
METFORMIN HCL 362 332 7 7
CRESTOR 342 329 8 39
GABAPENTIN 326 319 9 17
SINGULAIR 303 291 10 84
NEXIUM 301 294 11 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 275 12 4
PLAVIX 282 275 13 68
PATANOL 281 268 14 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 270 247 15 24
FAMOTIDINE 268 240 16 37
AMANTADINE 265 243 17 330
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 263 251 R 18 92
DIOVAN 256 218 19 26
ATELVIA 254 254 20 111
VESICARE 251 228 21 163
VOLTAREN 247 241 22 105
PROAIR HFA 242 221 23 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 237 225 24 55
JANUVIA 234 195 25 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 230 203 26 136
SIMVASTATIN 227 198 27 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 212 28 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 220 220 29 74
MEGESTROL ACETATE 219 204 R 30 129
AZOR 216 210 31 233
PREDNISONE 210 182 32 70
FEXOFENADINE HCL 207 201 33 347
RESTASIS 189 181 34 354
AZITHROMYCIN 188 171 35 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 171 36 11
COLCRYS 185 170 37 211
LOVASTATIN 184 165 38 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 169 152 39 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 153 40 31
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 165 155 41 335
CEFDINIR 164 152 42 338
AVODART 162 162 43 108
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 159 44 14
LIPITOR 159 159 44 89
RANITIDINE HCL 157 153 46 46
CLOPIDOGREL 154 142 47 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 151 48 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 144 49 16
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 146 138 50 214
ALLOPURINOL 141 124 51 35
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 137 127 52 384
ACTONEL 131 124 53 115
NAMENDA 126 123 54 51
HYDROXYZINE HCL 110 90 R 55 159
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 108 101 S3 56 73
MECLIZINE HCL 108 101 56 100
PROCTOZONE-HC 107 102 58 293
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 107 98 58 230
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 96 60 81
MELOXICAM 106 96 60 36
LANSOPRAZOLE 104 92 62 171
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 102 S3 62 3
CLONIDINE HCL 103 103 64 59
IBUPROFEN 99 88 65 29
SPIRIVA 98 90 66 66
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 97 91 67 284
MOMETASONE FUROATE 93 89 68 361
ACTOS 92 92 69 61
AMOXICILLIN 91 80 70 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 86 70 151
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 85 72 22
NASONEX 89 87 73 144
TRAMADOL HCL 79 76 74 27
ADVAIR HFA 78 78 75 471
AZELASTINE HCL 77 74 76 376
CEPHALEXIN 77 72 76 96
BENICAR HCT 74 74 78 176
SUCRALFATE 74 66 78 247
ACARBOSE 73 70 80 246
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 69 80 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73 66 80 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 65 80 64
VIAGRA 73 73 80 370
WELCHOL 71 61 85 235
FENOFIBRATE 71 68 85 63
SERTRALINE HCL 70 58 87 38
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 69 61 88 287
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68 68 89 5
LYRICA 65 65 90 137
CARVEDILOL 65 65 90 25
CREON 64 63 92 147
GLIPIZIDE ER 59 59 93 199
SINGLE USE SWAB 57 49 94 306
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 48 R 95 130
FUROSEMIDE 54 53 96 10
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 53 45 97 178
TRICOR 52 46 98 143
CIALIS 52 50 98 517
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 98 18
KETOCONAZOLE 51 49 101 185
LISINOPRIL 51 37 101 2
CARISOPRODOL 50 47 R 103 69
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.