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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 6969

$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 6969

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%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

15% of this provider’s 551 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 30,047 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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 1,286 1,175 1 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,069 975 2 11
NEXIUM 1,048 983 3 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,032 979 4 22
IBUPROFEN 990 871 10 5 29
SIMVASTATIN 956 898 6 1
DIOVAN HCT 950 893 7 57
METFORMIN HCL 802 737 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 787 730 9 6
CRESTOR 657 596 10 39
MELOXICAM 586 549 11 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 578 537 12 16
ATENOLOL 565 492 13 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 543 543 14 32
DIOVAN 540 504 15 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 482 476 16 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461 440 17 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 435 427 18 53
JANUVIA 380 350 19 41
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 378 340 R 20 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 376 356 21 93
GABAPENTIN 374 355 22 17
MECLIZINE HCL 370 329 23 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 357 354 24 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 355 335 25 14
FENOFIBRATE 348 317 26 63
VOLTAREN 347 332 27 105
SERTRALINE HCL 347 332 27 38
CELEBREX 346 335 29 67
ACTOS 336 322 30 61
CARVEDILOL 330 323 31 25
LIPITOR 323 301 32 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 322 319 33 91
TRAMADOL HCL 306 279 34 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300 288 35 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 287 263 36 56
LIDODERM 273 237 37 75
LOVAZA 259 249 38 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255 246 39 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 239 189 40 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230 199 41 19
PLAVIX 225 223 42 68
CLOPIDOGREL 214 199 43 48
FUROSEMIDE 213 213 44 10
FAMOTIDINE 211 211 45 37
PAROXETINE HCL 200 191 46 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 200 162 46 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199 188 S3 48 3
JANUMET 187 162 49 138
LEXAPRO 183 169 50 200
NAMENDA 180 180 51 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 174 52 12
CLONIDINE HCL 174 174 53 59
DEXILANT 173 150 54 110
TRILIPIX 171 149 55 175
RAMIPRIL 162 155 56 112
PROAIR HFA 149 134 57 33
KETOCONAZOLE 144 138 58 185
COLCRYS 142 142 59 211
NASONEX 138 122 60 144
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 133 126 10 61 373
BUSPIRONE HCL 129 113 62 187
AZITHROMYCIN 129 117 62 42
ACIPHEX 128 113 64 181
LANSOPRAZOLE 126 124 65 171
DETROL LA 119 113 66 223
ALLOPURINOL 117 115 67 35
SYMBICORT 116 111 68 149
SINGULAIR 111 103 69 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 109 69 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 108 71 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 103 72 81
ABILIFY 102 101 73 173
EVISTA 100 100 74 118
NAPROXEN 99 92 75 62
BONIVA 97 90 76 198
VESICARE 96 83 77 163
LISINOPRIL 96 60 77 2
ALCOHOL SWABS 93 89 79 273
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91 81 R 80 174
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89 83 81 78
CYMBALTA 84 84 82 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 69 83 34
VYTORIN 83 73 83 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 82 85 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 70 86 8
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 80 79 86 282
COREG CR 80 80 86 252
ZETIA 77 76 89 98
NIASPAN 75 67 90 146
AVODART 74 74 91 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 72 92 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 69 93 109
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 71 S3 94 73
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 67 95 153
ACTONEL 66 66 96 115
LANTUS 64 50 97 50
ONGLYZA 64 62 97 164
GEMFIBROZIL 62 62 99 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 61 99 346
NITROSTAT 62 62 99 210
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 59 102 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 49 103 151
CILOSTAZOL 59 47 103 208
AMOXICILLIN 57 53 105 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 106 101
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 106 95
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 108 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 109 165
EXFORGE 52 39 109 190
HYDROCORTISONE 52 47 109 218
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 112 126
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.