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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 6969

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 6969

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

4% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 424 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 11,976 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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 $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
OMEPRAZOLE 636 453 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602 474 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 595 221 S3 3 3
LISINOPRIL 566 419 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 428 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 480 340 6 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331 250 7 11
ACTOS 320 164 8 61
METFORMIN HCL 310 205 9 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 305 174 10 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 281 169 11 44
FUROSEMIDE 271 225 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266 212 13 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246 126 14 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218 141 15 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 50 16 16
MELOXICAM 208 172 17 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 177 17 13
GLYBURIDE 205 176 R 19 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 134 20 24
CARVEDILOL 182 129 21 25
ATENOLOL 175 103 22 9
NAMENDA 175 134 22 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 117 24 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 159 126 25 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 156 116 26 78
GEMFIBROZIL 153 116 27 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 138 28 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 107 29 64
FINASTERIDE 148 107 30 80
NAPROXEN 146 88 31 62
ALLOPURINOL 144 98 32 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 144 68 R 32 174
DIOVAN 143 126 34 26
CLOPIDOGREL 138 105 35 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 135 134 36 119
CEPHALEXIN 135 87 36 96
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 133 67 38 182
BENAZEPRIL HCL 130 109 39 18
GABAPENTIN 128 52 40 17
IBUPROFEN 124 62 41 29
SINGULAIR 123 106 42 84
INDAPAMIDE 115 87 43 333
CAPTOPRIL 111 99 44 226
GLIPIZIDE 111 78 44 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 33 46 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 98 46 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108 94 48 123
FENOFIBRATE 103 68 49 63
NEXIUM 101 52 50 52
JANUVIA 97 66 51 41
CELEBREX 94 67 52 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 73 53 106
DEXILANT 92 60 54 110
CRESTOR 90 44 55 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 59 55 91
PLAVIX 86 72 57 68
LIPITOR 84 68 58 89
LYRICA 84 29 58 137
FAMOTIDINE 81 58 60 37
DIGOXIN 78 59 61 71
CYMBALTA 78 23 61 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 21 R 63 87
TRAMADOL HCL 75 54 64 27
MECLIZINE HCL 72 62 65 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 43 66 55
MIRTAZAPINE 70 57 67 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 63 67 14
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 63 67 49
AMIODARONE HCL 68 67 70 184
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 46 71 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 59 71 151
CLONIDINE HCL 65 45 73 59
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 62 73 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 20 75 154
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 34 S3 75 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 0 R 77 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 49 78 74
INDOMETHACIN 59 44 R 79 411
LACTULOSE 58 52 80 131
TRICOR 56 27 81 143
AMOXICILLIN 56 34 81 99
CLARITHROMYCIN 54 38 83 449
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 19 R 84 92
EVISTA 53 52 84 118
RIVASTIGMINE 52 50 86 464
BICALUTAMIDE 52 50 86 610
RANITIDINE HCL 51 51 88 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 34 88 102
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 April 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.