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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 6969

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 6969

719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 719 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 719 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 13,413 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,576 643 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 760 493 2 10
LISINOPRIL 704 380 3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 681 324 4 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635 458 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 619 321 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 607 291 7 5
CARISOPRODOL 544 63 R 8 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 498 311 9 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 498 335 9 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 446 374 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 445 277 12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 430 243 13 13
IBUPROFEN 419 170 14 29
GABAPENTIN 349 170 15 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343 207 16 11
AZITHROMYCIN 336 170 17 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331 218 18 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 291 150 19 24
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 289 183 20 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288 229 21 23
SIMVASTATIN 286 212 22 1
LOVASTATIN 268 173 23 15
PROAIR HFA 267 131 24 33
DIOVAN HCT 263 204 25 57
ATENOLOL 248 107 26 9
PREDNISONE 248 143 26 70
GLIPIZIDE 235 151 28 21
ACTOS 233 179 29 61
TRAMADOL HCL 230 91 30 27
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 230 20 S2 30 180
DONEPEZIL HCL 226 191 32 32
SERTRALINE HCL 207 95 33 38
NEXIUM 188 74 34 52
AMOXICILLIN 183 101 35 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 182 99 36 64
CARVEDILOL 179 122 37 25
NAPROXEN 170 142 38 62
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 165 104 S3 39 73
DEXILANT 165 62 39 110
ACTOPLUS MET 161 86 41 266
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160 125 42 12
KETOCONAZOLE 156 62 43 185
CEPHALEXIN 155 83 44 96
CLOPIDOGREL 153 115 45 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 66 46 45
DIOVAN 147 98 47 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 87 48 22
VENTOLIN HFA 138 78 49 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 136 66 50 162
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 136 104 R 50 92
OXYCODONE HCL 122 19 S2 52 117
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 70 53 8
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119 87 R 54 174
KLOR-CON 8 118 62 55 104
LANTUS 117 92 56 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 48 57 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 45 R 58 87
PLAVIX 101 77 59 68
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 98 59 60 416
LYRICA 95 15 61 137
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 80 62 91
PAROXETINE HCL 89 37 62 65
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 69 R 64 129
MORPHINE SULFATE 87 25 S2 64 265
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 66 64 18
MECLIZINE HCL 86 60 67 100
SYMBICORT 86 58 67 149
SINGULAIR 85 35 69 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 16 R 70 203
PREMARIN 81 39 R 71 156
PEN NEEDLE 79 57 72 196
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 56 73 154
CLONIDINE HCL 78 46 73 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 72 73 165
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 32 76 81
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 75 44 R 77 453
AVODART 75 55 77 108
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 23 77 20
SPIRIVA 72 39 80 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 70 80 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70 27 82 151
VESICARE 70 46 82 163
GEMFIBROZIL 69 35 84 85
CRESTOR 69 37 84 39
RANITIDINE HCL 67 45 86 46
LACTULOSE 67 34 86 131
NAMENDA 66 62 88 51
LOPERAMIDE 66 36 88 321
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 0 R 90 159
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 22 R 91 130
ESTRADIOL 59 34 R 92 124
ALLOPURINOL 59 48 92 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 17 94 169
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 19 95 114
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 30 96 136
BACLOFEN 55 38 97 86
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 55 21 97 397
LIPITOR 54 28 99 89
ENABLEX 54 53 99 299
ESTROPIPATE 54 0 R 99 597
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 53 30 102 419
ZONISAMIDE 53 0 102 423
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 23 104 101
COMBIVENT 51 11 104 170
CYMBALTA 51 0 104 72
GENERLAC 50 39 107 286
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 Aug. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.