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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 96

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 96

410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

14% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,729 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 919 602 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 618 430 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603 470 3 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 496 420 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 416 300 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 388 295 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384 323 7 6
GABAPENTIN 357 217 8 11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 314 203 9 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313 202 10 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 309 219 11 37
FAMOTIDINE 294 199 12 14
LEVETIRACETAM 293 147 13 40
HEPARIN SODIUM 293 140 13 68
SANTYL 256 134 15 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 202 16 7
DIGOXIN 234 183 17 39
BACLOFEN 224 75 18 67
HUMULIN R 223 127 19 54
NOVOLIN R 223 187 19 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 181 21 19
CARVEDILOL 189 124 22 21
LACTULOSE 171 76 23 48
LISINOPRIL 170 138 24 2
OLANZAPINE 165 133 25 49
SODIUM CHLORIDE 160 111 26 80
LANTUS 156 113 27 26
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 154 48 S2 28 75
MEGESTROL ACETATE 153 144 R 29 63
METFORMIN HCL 152 89 30 12
RISPERIDONE 137 86 31 34
MIRTAZAPINE 134 103 32 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 92 33 29
FENTANYL 132 51 S2 33 62
PREDNISONE 127 78 35 58
CLONIDINE HCL 125 116 36 53
ATENOLOL 117 87 37 10
TRAMADOL HCL 115 72 38 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 54 39 79
VALPROIC ACID 109 75 40 78
IBUPROFEN 106 39 41 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 73 42 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 63 42 81
NOVOLIN N 102 58 44 59
HUMULIN N 99 64 45 125
SERTRALINE HCL 93 77 46 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 53 47 23
CYMBALTA 91 52 47 74
NEXIUM 91 45 47 82
TRAZODONE HCL 90 33 50 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 63 50 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 84 52 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 70 52 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 81 52 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 40 55 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 61 55 88
CLOZAPINE 85 0 57 100
COMBIVENT 82 44 58 131
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 80 36 59 133
GLYCOPYRROLATE 79 24 60 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 40 61 66
PIPERACILLIN-TAZOBACTAM 77 49 10 62 135
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 74 50 63 76
VANCOMYCIN HCL 73 42 64 109
PROCRIT 73 55 64 107
NAMENDA 71 71 66 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 42 66 113
AMIODARONE HCL 70 54 68 85
CLOPIDOGREL 70 58 68 61
MORPHINE SULFATE 70 26 S2 68 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 71 32
DILTIAZEM HCL 65 30 72 101
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 41 73 36
PHENYTOIN 61 0 74 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 39 R 75 90
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 49 76 160
HUMALOG 56 45 77 91
LEVEMIR 56 41 77 164
GEMFIBROZIL 54 32 79 171
PAROXETINE HCL 54 17 79 70
CLONIDINE 54 23 79 171
PLAVIX 53 44 82 83
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 32 82 98
GLUCAGEN 53 36 82 117
MEROPENEM 52 31 85 174
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 31 85 174
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 44 87 52
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 24 R 87 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 50 38 89 20
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 Oct. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.