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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 6969

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 6969

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,079 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$66 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 772 724 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 717 665 2 1
ATENOLOL 697 646 3 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 671 628 4 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 623 594 5 14
DIOVAN 588 543 6 26
CLOPIDOGREL 540 500 7 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 465 441 8 23
NEXIUM 426 421 9 52
LIDODERM 413 395 10 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 394 358 11 55
GABAPENTIN 392 361 12 17
PLAVIX 391 359 13 68
AMOXICILLIN 389 365 14 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378 349 15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 375 346 16 27
PATANOL 374 369 17 142
NIFEDIPINE ER 369 346 18 95
CELEBREX 363 340 19 67
EVISTA 362 349 20 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 324 319 21 81
ALLOPURINOL 284 264 22 35
DIOVAN HCT 277 269 23 57
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 275 264 R 24 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 256 25 22
METFORMIN HCL 272 243 26 7
AMANTADINE 265 248 27 330
OMEPRAZOLE 264 244 28 6
MELOXICAM 260 236 29 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 243 30 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239 224 31 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236 227 32 5
CREON 229 224 33 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 223 34 32
RANITIDINE HCL 221 195 35 46
FAMOTIDINE 199 193 36 37
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 198 168 37 245
JANUVIA 198 192 37 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 172 39 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 184 178 40 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 158 41 44
SINGULAIR 160 153 42 84
AZITHROMYCIN 151 145 43 42
FUROSEMIDE 150 135 44 10
LOPERAMIDE 146 140 45 321
COLESTIPOL HCL 143 131 46 409
ACTONEL 142 142 47 115
GLIPIZIDE 138 125 48 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138 131 48 78
CILOSTAZOL 136 133 50 208
AVODART 128 110 51 108
LANSOPRAZOLE 127 115 52 171
HYDROXYZINE HCL 124 115 R 53 159
ROPINIROLE HCL 123 118 54 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 120 102 55 49
LISINOPRIL 118 117 56 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 100 57 16
NASONEX 107 106 58 144
ACIPHEX 102 96 59 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 101 59 45
PROAIR HFA 94 83 61 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 87 61 136
LIPITOR 92 87 63 89
MECLIZINE HCL 92 85 63 100
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 86 65 18
LOVAZA 89 81 65 77
CARVEDILOL 87 87 67 25
FLUOCINONIDE 83 82 68 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 69 69 64
CRESTOR 74 62 70 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 71 R 70 87
GEMFIBROZIL 73 64 72 85
BENICAR 70 70 73 107
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67 51 74 231
COMBIVENT 65 59 75 170
CLONIDINE HCL 65 61 75 59
GLYBURIDE 65 65 R 75 54
NITROSTAT 62 57 78 210
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 54 79 151
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 80 178
VERAPAMIL ER 60 52 80 133
PROLIA 56 56 82 386
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56 56 82 282
PROCTOZONE-HC 55 46 84 293
TAMIFLU 55 52 84 340
PEN NEEDLE 53 53 86 196
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 50 86 191
FORTEO 52 52 88 289
CLONIDINE 51 49 89 356
PATADAY 51 50 89 213
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 91 129
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. 8, 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.