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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 6969

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 6969

772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

4% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 772 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 15,612 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 1,287 779 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,124 692 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 774 602 3 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 736 457 4 18
OMEPRAZOLE 725 429 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 629 395 6 5
LISINOPRIL 545 421 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 507 358 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 459 319 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431 314 10 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 394 201 11 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 378 220 12 103
GABAPENTIN 354 209 13 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 341 250 14 14
CARVEDILOL 317 288 15 25
LANTUS 303 185 16 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 209 17 11
GLYBURIDE 247 222 R 18 54
ALLOPURINOL 243 214 19 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 200 20 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 189 21 8
SPIRIVA 209 179 22 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 203 203 23 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 138 24 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 144 25 31
CLOPIDOGREL 191 161 25 48
PROAIR HFA 190 98 27 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 138 27 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 180 112 S3 29 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 179 69 30 43
MIRTAZAPINE 172 168 31 76
ATENOLOL 171 120 32 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 127 33 23
ACTOS 160 110 34 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 127 35 45
FAMOTIDINE 152 92 36 37
CRESTOR 149 107 37 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 103 38 12
PLAVIX 147 117 38 68
GLIPIZIDE 142 127 40 21
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 141 62 41 169
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 137 41 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134 105 43 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 104 44 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 69 44 24
LEVETIRACETAM 127 44 46 128
RISPERIDONE 124 87 47 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 98 48 81
PREDNISONE 111 77 49 70
NOVOLOG 108 52 50 166
NAMENDA 106 106 51 51
VENTOLIN HFA 103 46 52 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 72 53 154
DIOVAN 100 81 54 26
METHADONE HCL 100 53 S2 54 121
RANITIDINE HCL 98 80 56 46
CARBAMAZEPINE 97 0 57 204
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 76 58 106
AMIODARONE HCL 94 66 59 184
PAROXETINE HCL 93 56 60 65
AZITHROMYCIN 92 63 61 42
IBUPROFEN 91 19 62 29
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 88 62 123
SURE COMFORT 89 51 64 263
NEXIUM 87 48 65 52
CEPHALEXIN 86 48 66 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 64 66 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 44 66 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 15 69 136
KETOCONAZOLE 79 42 70 185
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 63 71 34
TRAMADOL HCL 77 45 72 27
SERTRALINE HCL 77 35 72 38
HUMALOG 76 37 74 167
FENTANYL 76 62 S2 74 113
JANUVIA 73 37 76 41
FLUOCINONIDE 69 49 77 134
SINGULAIR 67 26 78 84
ZETIA 67 37 78 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 49 78 60
CYMBALTA 66 48 81 72
PHENYTOIN 63 22 82 301
LOVASTATIN 63 63 82 15
PRIMIDONE 62 37 84 398
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 56 R 84 159
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61 47 86 168
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 87 119
DIGOXIN 58 58 88 71
LACTULOSE 57 0 89 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 55 90 93
BENICAR 55 55 90 107
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 18 R 92 129
DETROL LA 54 34 92 223
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 39 92 153
CARISOPRODOL 54 11 R 92 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 0 92 56
BACLOFEN 53 16 97 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 30 98 126
TOPIRAMATE 50 12 99 217
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 41 R 99 174
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.