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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Critical Care Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 101

$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 101

223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

18% of this provider’s 223 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 57%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $167 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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
OMEPRAZOLE 340 326 1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244 193 S3 2 11
METFORMIN HCL 242 197 3 15
SIMVASTATIN 214 188 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 142 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 161 123 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 139 7 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 108 8 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 137 127 9 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 126 122 10 36
GLIPIZIDE 124 99 11 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 96 12 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 78 13 44
ATENOLOL 96 77 14 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 92 15 35
RISPERIDONE 85 63 16 42
LISINOPRIL 77 77 17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 62 18 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 73 19 51
FAMOTIDINE 73 59 19 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 54 21 26
TRAMADOL HCL 67 38 22 60
GLYBURIDE 64 59 R 23 80
CLOPIDOGREL 62 62 24 52
IBUPROFEN 61 48 25 80
MIRTAZAPINE 59 33 26 49
GABAPENTIN 59 51 26 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 46 28 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 29 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 53 30 58
OLANZAPINE 54 54 30 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 41 32 142
WARFARIN SODIUM 53 41 32 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51 51 34 32
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 Aug. 28, 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.