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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 6969

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 6969

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,406 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 895 779 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 682 503 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 672 552 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 648 552 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 628 481 S3 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446 428 6 30
LISINOPRIL 436 369 7 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 408 381 8 16
CARVEDILOL 368 309 9 25
METFORMIN HCL 360 301 10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 261 11 20
LOVASTATIN 307 264 12 15
KLOR-CON M20 296 230 13 201
MIRTAZAPINE 290 284 14 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288 250 15 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286 256 16 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 194 17 13
GABAPENTIN 261 149 18 17
TRAMADOL HCL 223 207 19 27
DIOVAN 223 216 19 26
STROMECTOL 208 174 10 21 400
ATENOLOL 192 165 22 9
NAPROXEN 190 147 23 62
TRAZODONE HCL 189 127 24 47
OLANZAPINE 176 141 25 139
LANTUS 171 140 26 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 164 27 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168 148 28 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 134 S2 29 135
ALLOPURINOL 159 138 30 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 139 30 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 141 32 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 133 32 14
CLOPIDOGREL 149 135 34 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 135 35 64
GLYBURIDE 143 112 R 36 54
NAMENDA 141 141 37 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140 99 38 103
FAMOTIDINE 137 108 39 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 103 40 93
ACTOS 129 103 41 61
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 126 104 S3 42 73
AMOXICILLIN 122 95 43 99
LYRICA 119 86 44 137
CYMBALTA 117 66 45 72
LEVETIRACETAM 117 72 45 128
NOVOLOG 111 80 47 166
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 84 48 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 72 48 101
RISPERIDONE 109 83 48 88
AZITHROMYCIN 108 86 51 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 90 52 119
PAROXETINE HCL 104 90 53 65
PREDNISONE 103 88 54 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 99 55 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 73 56 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 96 73 R 56 159
FENOFIBRATE 94 63 58 63
DIGOXIN 90 89 59 71
PLAVIX 89 78 60 68
TRICOR 89 66 60 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 77 62 43
CRESTOR 88 62 62 39
NOVOLIN R 88 85 62 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 66 65 165
SPIRIVA 86 70 66 66
AMIODARONE HCL 85 63 67 184
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 77 67 109
TERAZOSIN HCL 81 74 69 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 53 69 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 56 71 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 70 72 18
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 66 73 153
SERTRALINE HCL 76 56 74 38
METHOTREXATE 76 71 74 385
GLIPIZIDE 73 46 76 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 37 R 77 87
TRAVATAN Z 68 68 78 318
JANUVIA 67 67 79 41
NEXIUM 64 57 80 52
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 40 S2 81 180
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 58 82 102
FENTANYL 62 54 S2 82 113
CEPHALEXIN 62 53 82 96
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 42 82 227
DIOVAN HCT 62 46 82 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 54 87 55
FINASTERIDE 60 52 88 80
RANITIDINE HCL 58 53 89 46
BENICAR HCT 57 57 90 176
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 52 91 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 33 92 169
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 50 R 93 174
NYSTOP 53 50 94 329
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 31 95 44
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 48 95 216
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.