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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 6969

$2.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 6969

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 37,844 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 2,034 1,953 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,508 1,454 2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,149 1,119 3 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,090 1,059 4 23
SIMVASTATIN 1,001 964 5 1
CRESTOR 939 905 6 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 882 867 7 16
GABAPENTIN 820 776 8 17
METFORMIN HCL 710 646 9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 689 596 S3 10 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 634 620 11 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 629 617 12 53
CREON 589 588 13 147
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 559 514 14 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 522 495 15 82
OMEPRAZOLE 503 479 16 6
ATENOLOL 477 466 17 9
CLOPIDOGREL 470 467 18 48
FUROSEMIDE 449 421 19 10
CARVEDILOL 442 427 20 25
NEXIUM 437 434 21 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 434 397 22 20
DIOVAN 422 422 23 26
NAMENDA 400 387 24 51
LIPITOR 391 367 25 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 385 385 26 81
GLIPIZIDE 384 346 27 21
DEXILANT 378 365 28 110
ZETIA 369 357 29 98
VOLTAREN 357 342 30 105
JANUVIA 345 332 31 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336 319 32 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 333 333 33 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331 322 34 31
PLAVIX 330 330 35 68
LIDODERM 324 322 36 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 294 37 8
IBUPROFEN 290 264 38 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 282 247 39 18
TEKTURNA 279 279 10 40 295
FAMOTIDINE 269 244 41 37
AVODART 261 260 42 108
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 260 252 43 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 255 254 44 32
LISINOPRIL 245 215 45 2
BACLOFEN 234 211 46 86
LABETALOL HCL 225 216 47 300
ADVAIR DISKUS 224 206 48 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 193 49 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207 207 50 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 207 198 50 44
ALLOPURINOL 206 199 52 35
DIOVAN HCT 205 186 53 57
NITROSTAT 200 194 54 210
ULORIC 199 199 55 243
SPIRIVA 191 164 56 66
BENICAR 186 174 57 107
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 183 183 58 58
NIASPAN 181 172 59 146
ACIPHEX 175 172 60 181
BENICAR HCT 174 174 61 176
LOVAZA 172 160 62 77
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 171 168 63 282
FLECTOR 169 169 64 264
SINGULAIR 164 164 65 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 164 65 106
LYRICA 155 148 67 137
VYTORIN 154 152 68 148
NAPROXEN 152 108 69 62
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 150 148 70 182
PROCTOSOL-HC 146 146 10 71 364
NASONEX 143 142 72 144
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 138 132 73 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137 137 74 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 133 75 24
TRAMADOL HCL 136 124 75 27
PAROXETINE HCL 135 135 77 65
JANUMET 132 120 78 138
FINASTERIDE 128 118 79 80
CILOSTAZOL 128 128 79 208
ACTONEL 126 126 81 115
TERAZOSIN HCL 124 124 82 49
GLYBURIDE 123 123 R 83 54
CLONIDINE HCL 123 122 83 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 122 85 93
SINGLE USE SWAB 112 108 86 306
MIRTAZAPINE 109 109 87 76
PROAIR HFA 109 95 87 33
CELEBREX 107 107 89 67
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 97 90 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 96 91 151
EXFORGE 96 96 92 190
CLONIDINE 95 94 93 356
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 86 94 34
DOXEPIN HCL 91 83 95 319
TEKTURNA HCT 90 90 10 96 481
AZOR 89 89 97 233
COMBIVENT 88 81 98 170
TOPIRAMATE 87 87 99 217
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 80 S3 99 73
RANITIDINE HCL 86 86 101 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 81 101 64
AZITHROMYCIN 85 79 103 42
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 80 74 104 214
MICARDIS 79 79 105 277
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 106 74
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 73 107 216
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 63 108 187
COREG CR 73 61 108 252
WELCHOL 73 73 108 235
LIDOCAINE 72 59 111 336
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 72 111 191
PRADAXA 71 71 113 313
PROCTOZONE-HC 71 71 113 293
LUNESTA 70 70 115 374
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 69 67 116 230
HYDROCORTISONE 69 60 116 218
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 66 118 91
RANEXA 66 66 119 357
FELODIPINE ER 66 66 119 116
SYMBICORT 66 64 119 149
MICARDIS HCT 66 66 119 285
ACTOS 65 65 123 61
DIGOXIN 65 65 123 71
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE 64 60 125 558
NYSTATIN 61 55 126 215
SERTRALINE HCL 61 61 126 38
SYNTHROID 61 61 126 94
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 59 R 129 159
ENABLEX 59 55 129 299
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 57 131 136
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 55 132 43
RAMIPRIL 55 55 132 112
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 132 101
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54 135 184
MUPIROCIN 53 52 136 291
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 52 137 153
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 51 138 279
VERAPAMIL ER 50 43 139 133
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 49 139 60
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. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.