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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 124 out of 517

$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 143 out of 517

280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

5% of this provider’s 280 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 280 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 6,223 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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
LISINOPRIL 215 204 1 7
METFORMIN HCL 200 149 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 165 S3 3 5
GABAPENTIN 174 136 3 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 173 5 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 160 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 158 155 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 141 129 8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 139 120 9 3
ATENOLOL 135 132 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 126 11 2
GLYBURIDE 118 115 R 12 53
CEPHALEXIN 107 97 13 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 101 99 14 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 95 15 12
KLOR-CON 8 94 56 16 98
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85 79 17 18
SIMVASTATIN 83 51 18 1
NAMENDA 79 79 19 52
ALLOPURINOL 75 75 20 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 74 S3 21 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 73 22 147
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 41 23 21
RANITIDINE HCL 71 68 24 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 64 24 78
DIOVAN 68 68 26 20
BACLOFEN 67 63 27 91
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 64 28 396
MELOXICAM 64 62 28 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63 61 30 34
NEXIUM 62 62 31 29
LANTUS 60 55 32 61
CARVEDILOL 56 53 33 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 45 34 46
IBUPROFEN 52 38 34 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 46 36 32
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 37 363
TRAMADOL HCL 50 44 37 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 37 39
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 March 15, 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.