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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 6645

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 6645

752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

6% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,703 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 1,009 769 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 845 538 S3 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 784 634 3 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 776 640 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747 557 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 648 472 6 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 582 496 7 16
OMEPRAZOLE 547 393 8 6
LISINOPRIL 512 417 9 3
FAMOTIDINE 474 378 10 33
GABAPENTIN 431 270 11 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 420 398 12 27
CARVEDILOL 412 346 13 25
GLIPIZIDE 358 273 14 23
NAMENDA 317 284 15 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316 224 16 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 311 214 17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298 229 18 28
TRAMADOL HCL 283 197 19 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 257 160 20 112
BACLOFEN 254 136 21 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251 208 22 29
CLOPIDOGREL 231 170 23 36
NOVOLIN R 222 185 24 142
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 218 133 25 156
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209 167 26 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 158 27 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 205 149 R 28 104
TRAZODONE HCL 202 149 29 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 151 30 22
KLOR-CON M20 194 165 30 203
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 137 32 66
METFORMIN HCL 185 117 33 7
LEVETIRACETAM 175 131 34 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 166 110 35 77
RAMIPRIL 166 119 35 118
PLAVIX 166 134 35 49
NOVOLOG 157 126 38 144
RISPERIDONE 155 84 39 93
LANTUS 154 118 40 50
SERTRALINE HCL 154 124 40 43
MIRTAZAPINE 154 149 40 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 145 101 S3 43 80
HUMALOG 142 99 44 137
NOVOLIN N 141 84 45 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 108 46 12
EXELON 139 124 47 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 139 112 47 83
SANTYL 138 103 49 302
HUMULIN N 137 113 50 381
OLANZAPINE 136 67 51 140
ATENOLOL 136 82 51 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136 108 51 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 114 54 101
FENOFIBRATE 129 82 55 74
NEXIUM 128 87 56 40
CYMBALTA 128 87 56 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 88 58 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 93 59 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 67 59 45
AGGRENOX 120 97 61 282
CLONIDINE HCL 117 39 62 56
DIGOXIN 113 93 63 59
HUMULIN R 112 79 64 209
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 98 65 14
EXFORGE 108 78 66 155
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 106 77 67 238
SPIRIVA 104 77 68 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 59 69 86
HEPARIN SODIUM 101 70 70 248
FENTANYL 97 46 S2 71 141
MELOXICAM 96 57 72 46
IBUPROFEN 94 36 73 42
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 94 83 73 233
GENERLAC 91 73 75 310
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 53 76 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87 62 77 55
PAROXETINE HCL 86 58 78 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 42 78 172
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 72 80 116
LACTULOSE 83 54 81 125
KETOPROFEN 82 48 82 656
FINASTERIDE 81 48 83 73
VALPROIC ACID 79 30 84 285
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 50 84 163
GLYBURIDE 78 76 R 86 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 73 87 52
PHENYTOIN 77 32 87 355
TIMOLOL MALEATE 76 76 89 373
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 36 R 90 157
NYSTATIN 75 62 90 234
SODIUM CHLORIDE 75 50 90 216
CEPHALEXIN 74 59 93 111
ALLOPURINOL 74 64 93 31
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 46 93 61
ABILIFY 73 50 96 204
LEVEMIR 72 68 97 272
PREDNISONE 72 43 97 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 66 99 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 20 100 273
CRESTOR 69 45 101 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 69 101 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 59 103 81
DIOVAN 68 52 103 19
LUMIGAN 67 60 105 445
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 50 106 237
LATANOPROST 64 64 107 320
PRADAXA 64 62 107 247
SEROQUEL 63 46 109 208
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 46 R 110 117
LUNESTA 59 26 111 287
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 34 112 134
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 44 113 201
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 37 113 120
PROAIR HFA 55 38 115 32
NITROSTAT 55 41 115 193
PERMETHRIN 54 38 117 384
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 43 117 200
DILANTIN 52 11 119 436
CLONIDINE 52 30 119 308
SINGULAIR 50 29 121 76
TRICOR 50 39 121 138
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 Dec. 20, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.