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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 517

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 517

918 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

12% of this provider’s 918 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 19,241 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 778 663 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 756 626 2 3
NEXIUM 711 669 3 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 520 4 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 568 491 5 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 436 422 6 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 415 371 7 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 415 363 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 402 375 9 4
CRESTOR 387 369 10 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 236 S3 11 5
CEFUROXIME 346 287 10 12 257
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342 288 13 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 327 259 14 6
AZITHROMYCIN 314 275 15 41
NAPROXEN 312 275 16 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 299 297 17 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286 248 18 93
ATENOLOL 278 266 19 8
DIOVAN 272 261 20 20
CELEBREX 271 269 21 40
NASONEX 269 238 22 120
FLUOCINONIDE 258 212 23 86
TRAMADOL HCL 246 207 24 19
SERTRALINE HCL 243 203 25 60
PROAIR HFA 234 191 26 33
IBUPROFEN 231 191 27 16
GABAPENTIN 227 156 28 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 223 198 29 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 206 30 21
BONIVA 213 210 31 165
RANITIDINE HCL 204 169 32 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 202 166 33 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 170 34 50
LIDODERM 189 189 35 49
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 188 179 36 129
FLUOXETINE HCL 179 152 37 87
CLOPIDOGREL 176 157 38 47
LIPITOR 171 140 39 81
PAROXETINE HCL 166 140 40 76
LEXAPRO 163 151 41 164
NAMENDA 162 156 42 52
DIOVAN HCT 161 161 43 31
LISINOPRIL 158 129 44 7
MELOXICAM 154 141 45 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 152 120 46 15
LOVAZA 149 128 47 55
SINGULAIR 147 133 48 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143 101 49 36
DEXILANT 142 126 50 68
VOLTAREN 135 130 51 69
FAMOTIDINE 125 101 52 44
MECLIZINE HCL 120 94 53 63
ACTONEL 118 114 54 109
FEXOFENADINE HCL 116 104 55 313
PLAVIX 115 111 56 62
FUROSEMIDE 114 95 57 9
CARVEDILOL 112 108 58 26
ZETIA 112 94 58 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 105 60 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 106 61 38
VENTOLIN HFA 104 91 62 106
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 82 63 56
RAMIPRIL 99 87 64 97
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 96 90 65 145
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 85 66 17
AVODART 94 80 66 99
BENICAR 93 83 68 105
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 65 69 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89 64 70 141
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 83 R 70 107
TRICOR 88 76 72 123
PATANOL 87 79 73 92
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 75 73 144
GLYBURIDE 86 76 R 75 53
VESICARE 85 72 76 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 50 77 39
PREMARIN 83 70 R 78 213
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 68 79 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 55 80 74
ACIPHEX 74 74 81 118
CARISOPRODOL 73 42 R 82 66
LYRICA 73 60 82 122
SPIRIVA 72 70 84 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 29 84 73
FENOFIBRATE 72 50 84 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 49 87 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 50 88 195
DETROL LA 67 67 89 172
ACTOS 66 48 90 51
ALLOPURINOL 64 62 91 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 58 S3 92 48
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 51 R 93 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 49 94 130
VYTORIN 56 56 94 148
CYMBALTA 56 48 94 71
JANUVIA 55 54 97 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 48 97 65
AMOXICILLIN 54 40 99 58
CICLOPIROX 54 41 99 245
ZENPEP 52 52 101 227
RISPERIDONE 51 24 102 83
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 May 29, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.