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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 6969

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 6969

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%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

13% of this provider’s 472 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 22,074 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 835 792 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 721 683 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 632 597 3 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 630 618 4 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 532 523 5 16
DIOVAN 494 489 6 26
NAMENDA 463 454 7 51
CRESTOR 444 437 8 39
TRAMADOL HCL 431 404 9 27
ATENOLOL 415 362 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 404 393 11 10
METFORMIN HCL 394 393 12 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368 342 13 5
DIOVAN HCT 359 347 14 57
MECLIZINE HCL 359 337 14 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 328 328 16 23
NEXIUM 320 299 17 52
LOVAZA 316 295 18 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290 273 19 93
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274 255 20 11
MELOXICAM 270 261 21 36
CLOPIDOGREL 269 259 22 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 246 23 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 258 244 24 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 241 219 25 44
PLAVIX 237 232 26 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 236 227 27 55
CARVEDILOL 230 214 28 25
ATELVIA 223 223 29 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 221 212 30 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212 188 31 19
EXELON 211 200 32 157
ACTOS 205 200 33 61
AVODART 190 190 34 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 189 35 22
VOLTAREN 188 183 36 105
LISINOPRIL 181 163 37 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 176 38 13
GABAPENTIN 176 150 38 17
IBUPROFEN 167 146 40 29
CYMBALTA 166 134 41 72
SINGULAIR 160 160 42 84
DEXILANT 156 112 43 110
JANUVIA 153 147 44 41
SYMBICORT 152 133 45 149
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 150 46 12
SEROQUEL XR 147 129 47 337
BENICAR 142 131 48 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 129 49 34
SPIRIVA 139 139 49 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 120 51 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 102 S3 52 3
LIPITOR 130 126 53 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 130 53 81
LEXAPRO 128 124 55 200
LIDODERM 126 121 56 75
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 125 123 57 290
BENAZEPRIL HCL 124 107 58 18
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 120 120 59 227
NAPROXEN 120 100 59 62
CELEBREX 120 114 59 67
DIGOXIN 120 110 59 71
SERTRALINE HCL 119 117 63 38
ACTONEL 118 117 64 115
CLONIDINE HCL 117 112 65 59
VESICARE 117 101 65 163
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 117 65 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 103 68 8
OLANZAPINE 113 101 69 139
BENICAR HCT 112 78 70 176
FLUOCINONIDE 104 104 71 134
CREON 94 85 72 147
AMIODARONE HCL 93 84 73 184
ZETIA 91 91 74 98
AZITHROMYCIN 91 76 74 42
COLCRYS 87 87 76 211
COREG CR 84 80 77 252
FAMOTIDINE 81 81 78 37
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 81 76 R 78 92
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 67 R 80 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 70 81 151
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 74 S3 82 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 71 82 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 69 84 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 69 84 153
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 64 86 91
RAMIPRIL 66 65 86 112
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64 63 R 88 174
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 61 89 106
AZOR 60 60 90 233
NIASPAN 59 53 91 146
RANITIDINE HCL 57 57 92 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 93 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 55 93 24
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 95 65
PATANOL 53 45 95 142
GLYBURIDE 53 53 R 95 54
ABILIFY 53 52 95 173
RISPERIDONE 53 53 95 88
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53 41 95 260
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 101 102
LYRICA 50 47 102 137
EVISTA 50 50 102 118
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 Sept. 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.