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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1391 out of 6969

$322K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1409 out of 6969

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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
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this specialty
in California
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 236 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 236 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 4,085 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263 217 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 238 168 2 6
LISINOPRIL 206 172 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 185 141 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 69 S3 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 180 130 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 157 132 7 10
ATENOLOL 136 134 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131 90 9 5
MELOXICAM 130 105 10 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113 81 11 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 75 12 8
GABAPENTIN 105 47 13 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 91 14 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 71 15 11
CARISOPRODOL 79 0 R 16 69
DIGOXIN 78 59 17 71
SINGULAIR 74 44 18 84
PREDNISONE 74 56 18 70
RANITIDINE HCL 72 55 20 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 13 21 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 39 22 43
AZITHROMYCIN 58 34 23 42
GLYBURIDE 58 31 R 23 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 54 25 20
CLONIDINE HCL 55 46 26 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 40 27 64
KLOR-CON 8 54 48 27 104
FENOFIBRATE 51 29 29 63
TRAMADOL HCL 51 34 29 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 34 31 151
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 July 8, 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.