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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 6969

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 6969

993 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

8% of this provider’s 993 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 993 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 23,219 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,717 1,198 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,227 779 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,157 678 3 6
LISINOPRIL 974 571 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 946 643 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 937 479 S3 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 850 681 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 840 440 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645 460 9 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 632 407 10 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 516 383 11 31
FAMOTIDINE 497 319 12 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 481 388 13 30
CARVEDILOL 463 362 14 25
TRAMADOL HCL 461 290 15 27
GABAPENTIN 446 271 16 17
ALLOPURINOL 393 235 17 35
NAMENDA 391 316 18 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 369 326 19 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 366 342 20 14
DIOVAN 359 285 21 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 352 202 22 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 352 259 22 20
ATENOLOL 342 243 24 9
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 334 169 10 25 194
SUCRALFATE 327 149 26 247
RISPERIDONE 303 159 27 88
AZITHROMYCIN 286 159 28 42
CLOPIDOGREL 280 244 29 48
GLIPIZIDE 275 124 30 21
JANUVIA 274 123 31 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265 202 32 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248 173 33 12
LANTUS 246 154 34 50
LOVASTATIN 246 199 34 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 235 160 36 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 155 37 8
LACTULOSE 224 156 38 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 202 128 39 119
MIRTAZAPINE 202 187 39 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 201 87 41 126
DIGOXIN 196 167 42 71
PLAVIX 196 154 42 68
LEVETIRACETAM 189 101 44 128
VESICARE 187 127 45 163
IBUPROFEN 183 111 46 29
SINGULAIR 182 123 47 84
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 181 148 48 256
OLANZAPINE 181 142 48 139
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 114 50 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174 85 51 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168 132 52 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 97 53 34
SPIRIVA 157 80 54 66
CLONIDINE HCL 152 95 55 59
SERTRALINE HCL 152 103 55 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 149 116 57 55
CYMBALTA 148 119 58 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 146 69 R 59 177
BACLOFEN 145 88 60 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 143 110 R 61 129
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 143 80 61 229
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 142 103 63 74
PROAIR HFA 136 57 64 33
GEMFIBROZIL 136 48 64 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 56 66 102
NIFEDIPINE ER 133 74 67 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 110 68 106
KETOCONAZOLE 130 92 69 185
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 78 69 22
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 58 S2 71 180
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 54 72 24
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 78 72 60
TRAZODONE HCL 114 89 74 47
SYMBICORT 113 85 75 149
MECLIZINE HCL 111 68 76 100
AMIODARONE HCL 106 93 77 184
KLOR-CON 10 106 93 77 160
NOVOLIN R 106 75 77 161
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 85 80 123
AVODART 104 79 80 108
LIDODERM 102 81 82 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 48 83 43
PREDNISONE 101 59 83 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 65 85 81
NYSTATIN 99 76 86 215
PERMETHRIN 98 63 87 331
FEXOFENADINE HCL 97 57 88 347
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 69 89 19
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 92 0 S2 90 188
ABILIFY 89 66 91 173
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 86 92 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 42 92 169
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 60 S3 94 73
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86 64 95 216
NITROSTAT 85 60 96 210
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84 71 97 212
FENOFIBRATE 84 30 97 63
EXELON 83 67 99 157
EVISTA 81 81 100 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 76 101 165
KLOR-CON M20 79 66 102 201
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79 60 102 179
ZAFIRLUKAST 78 62 104 536
COLCRYS 77 49 105 211
TRICOR 77 30 105 143
AZOR 77 30 105 233
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 31 108 187
NOVOLOG 74 50 109 166
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 26 R 110 130
VALPROIC ACID 72 45 111 234
LITHIUM CARBONATE 71 39 112 327
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 39 112 127
MUPIROCIN 71 53 112 291
LEVOXYL 71 0 112 122
ACTOS 70 53 116 61
DETROL LA 70 48 116 223
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 43 118 151
ONDANSETRON HCL 67 13 118 366
FENTANYL 66 53 S2 120 113
AMOXICILLIN 66 35 120 99
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 65 45 122 328
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 22 R 123 159
FINASTERIDE 64 50 123 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 36 125 136
FLOVENT HFA 62 19 126 308
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 62 54 126 452
TAMIFLU 62 38 126 340
HALOPERIDOL 62 52 126 244
RANITIDINE HCL 62 25 126 46
VENTOLIN HFA 62 32 126 125
LIPITOR 61 24 132 89
NAPROXEN 61 33 132 62
HUMULIN R 60 41 134 223
CARAFATE 60 60 134 451
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 44 136 204
SODIUM CHLORIDE 58 43 136 242
CARISOPRODOL 58 0 R 136 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 43 139 109
DILTIAZEM ER 56 56 140 206
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 32 140 56
GENERLAC 55 16 142 286
GLYBURIDE 55 35 R 142 54
CELEBREX 55 32 142 67
SEROQUEL 54 34 145 205
PAROXETINE HCL 54 40 145 65
LOVAZA 53 17 147 77
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 20 148 153
KLOR-CON M10 52 42 148 257
LATANOPROST 52 40 148 268
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 39 151 182
COMBIVENT 50 14 152 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 41 152 191
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 9, 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.