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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 6969

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 6969

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

12% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,847 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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
SIMVASTATIN 823 800 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 803 721 2 4
CRESTOR 656 556 3 39
DIOVAN 553 509 4 26
OMEPRAZOLE 480 414 5 6
VOLTAREN 455 421 6 105
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409 366 7 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 389 385 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 365 315 9 7
ATENOLOL 365 322 9 9
NEXIUM 355 327 11 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 332 320 12 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 327 307 13 16
JANUMET 322 290 14 138
DIOVAN HCT 309 304 15 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 299 294 16 14
FUROSEMIDE 296 296 17 10
CLONIDINE HCL 290 289 18 59
NAMENDA 288 288 19 51
ZETIA 285 267 20 98
LOVAZA 272 203 21 77
CELEBREX 248 210 22 67
MELOXICAM 246 217 23 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 235 212 24 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 218 25 31
NATEGLINIDE 226 200 26 228
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 220 27 13
MECLIZINE HCL 218 218 28 100
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209 185 29 5
EXFORGE 204 192 30 190
CARVEDILOL 203 203 31 25
PLAVIX 186 179 32 68
TRICOR 184 159 33 143
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 182 165 34 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 166 35 22
LYRICA 176 176 36 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 157 37 12
LISINOPRIL 166 148 38 2
SPIRIVA 158 131 39 66
BYSTOLIC 158 146 39 155
IBUPROFEN 157 136 41 29
AMITIZA 155 144 42 254
ACTOS 155 132 42 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 128 44 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 150 45 81
CLOPIDOGREL 138 137 46 48
ONGLYZA 137 137 47 164
PRANDIN 134 130 48 271
TRAMADOL HCL 133 120 49 27
DEXILANT 132 121 50 110
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 131 51 20
BENICAR 131 119 51 107
GABAPENTIN 125 117 53 17
JANUVIA 124 120 54 41
PROAIR HFA 114 104 55 33
ALLOPURINOL 113 113 56 35
WELCHOL 113 94 56 235
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 112 112 58 178
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 107 93 59 227
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 86 60 24
FENOFIBRATE 101 101 60 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 93 S3 60 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 89 63 8
MEGESTROL ACETATE 96 96 R 64 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 83 65 91
TRILIPIX 93 69 66 175
LIDODERM 93 89 66 75
SINGULAIR 92 80 68 84
AMIODARONE HCL 92 92 68 184
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 79 70 53
ACIPHEX 89 77 70 181
FAMOTIDINE 89 89 70 37
NASONEX 88 88 73 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 88 73 19
BONIVA 87 87 75 198
AVODART 87 87 75 108
GLYBURIDE 86 75 R 77 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 65 78 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 82 76 79 171
LIPITOR 81 71 80 89
AZITHROMYCIN 76 71 81 42
ACTONEL 72 58 82 115
KOMBIGLYZE XR 71 58 83 312
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 70 84 56
SYMBICORT 70 70 84 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 68 86 165
RAMIPRIL 64 51 87 112
TRADJENTA 62 62 88 325
BENICAR HCT 62 62 88 176
NAPROXEN 61 60 90 62
JALYN 60 60 91 339
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 58 91 154
CYMBALTA 60 60 91 72
SYNTHROID 60 48 91 94
PROPAFENONE HCL 59 48 95 570
VYTORIN 59 59 95 148
SINGLE USE SWAB 58 45 97 306
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 58 58 97 287
LEXAPRO 57 50 99 200
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 56 R 100 159
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 56 100 279
PREDNISONE 56 47 100 70
GLIPIZIDE 56 56 100 21
NITROSTAT 56 55 100 210
MICARDIS 54 54 105 277
PROLIA 53 50 106 386
VESICARE 52 52 107 163
SERTRALINE HCL 51 34 108 38
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.