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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 6969

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 6969

1,228 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,228 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

52% of this provider’s 1,228 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,173 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 3,538 1,177 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,114 490 2 1
CARISOPRODOL 1,042 99 R 3 69
OMEPRAZOLE 1,012 416 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 977 421 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552 217 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 527 249 7 7
LISINOPRIL 475 210 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 159 9 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 438 161 10 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427 188 11 8
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 421 171 12 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 371 79 13 24
IBUPROFEN 347 117 14 29
PREDNISONE 341 160 15 70
NAPROXEN 336 118 16 62
GABAPENTIN 335 130 17 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 321 159 18 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309 126 19 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302 176 20 22
MELOXICAM 301 157 21 36
TRAMADOL HCL 301 68 21 27
KLOR-CON 8 301 154 21 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293 149 24 31
PROAIR HFA 280 120 25 33
CRESTOR 268 89 26 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258 163 27 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 256 35 R 28 130
CARVEDILOL 242 146 29 25
SPIRIVA 232 136 30 66
ALLOPURINOL 225 170 31 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221 83 32 11
BENICAR 220 42 33 107
VENTOLIN HFA 216 59 34 125
ATENOLOL 193 73 35 9
CYMBALTA 188 57 36 72
JANUMET 188 110 36 138
DIOVAN 187 99 38 26
SYMBICORT 182 59 39 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 176 23 40 169
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 83 41 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 171 107 42 44
BACLOFEN 163 48 43 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 160 104 44 18
AZITHROMYCIN 158 47 45 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 158 35 45 56
JANUVIA 157 74 47 41
FENOFIBRATE 152 43 48 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 14 48 43
LANTUS 152 71 48 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 141 85 S3 51 73
PAROXETINE HCL 139 72 52 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 50 53 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 79 54 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 135 66 55 60
CELEBREX 131 68 56 67
CLOPIDOGREL 129 83 57 48
ACTOPLUS MET 129 53 57 266
TRAZODONE HCL 128 32 59 47
NEXIUM 125 48 60 52
LACTULOSE 122 35 61 131
KOMBIGLYZE XR 120 36 62 312
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 105 63 14
LIDODERM 111 40 64 75
VOLTAREN 108 42 65 105
KETOCONAZOLE 108 25 65 185
ACTOS 107 56 67 61
MECLIZINE HCL 101 69 68 100
HYDROXYZINE HCL 96 44 R 69 159
CEPHALEXIN 95 25 70 96
DEXILANT 91 17 71 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 42 72 154
ONGLYZA 89 31 73 164
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 88 74 32
PREMARIN 87 16 R 75 156
LIPITOR 87 20 75 89
FAMOTIDINE 87 32 75 37
PLAVIX 85 56 78 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 28 79 114
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 38 79 132
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 22 81 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 12 R 81 203
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 42 83 64
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 80 30 84 214
SINGULAIR 80 59 84 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79 30 86 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 53 R 86 87
PEN NEEDLE 78 29 88 196
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 13 89 204
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 19 90 171
RANITIDINE HCL 76 27 90 46
NASONEX 74 26 92 144
GLYBURIDE 73 39 R 93 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 37 94 158
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 30 94 136
DICYCLOMINE HCL 71 0 94 317
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 42 97 109
ENABLEX 69 0 97 299
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 28 99 102
COMBIVENT 67 32 100 170
OLANZAPINE 66 15 101 139
CLONIDINE HCL 65 20 102 59
AZOR 64 0 103 233
BYSTOLIC 63 42 104 155
AMITIZA 62 0 105 254
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 62 0 105 260
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62 26 105 168
PRIMIDONE 61 43 108 398
MIRTAZAPINE 61 16 108 76
ABILIFY 60 11 110 173
LOVASTATIN 58 41 111 15
PENNSAID 58 38 111 575
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 33 111 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 16 114 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 30 114 150
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 44 R 116 129
FLUCONAZOLE 55 0 117 276
SERTRALINE HCL 55 29 117 38
AMOXICILLIN 55 26 117 99
METOLAZONE 55 13 117 322
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 16 121 126
VESICARE 53 15 122 163
ETODOLAC 53 15 122 219
DIOVAN HCT 52 19 124 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 39 124 151
CITALOPRAM HBR 51 24 126 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 18 S2 127 90
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 50 0 S2 127 188
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 Feb. 26, 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.