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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,188Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 517

$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 517

608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

3% of this provider’s 608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

10% of this provider’s 8,337 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 750 695 R 1 156
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 590 549 2 32
OMEPRAZOLE 566 536 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531 506 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 482 425 5 1
MELOXICAM 396 374 6 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299 282 7 17
METFORMIN HCL 279 256 8 4
FENOFIBRATE 274 251 9 75
LISINOPRIL 264 237 10 7
IBUPROFEN 230 199 11 16
PROAIR HFA 230 190 11 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215 188 13 45
DIOVAN 210 208 14 20
NAPROXEN 205 194 15 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 195 170 16 65
JANUVIA 186 170 17 43
ALLOPURINOL 186 158 17 37
FLUOCINONIDE 118 110 19 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 117 105 20 85
VENTOLIN HFA 105 102 21 106
NEXIUM 100 94 22 29
ATENOLOL 96 77 23 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 77 24 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 90 81 R 25 57
GLIPIZIDE 86 84 26 30
CRESTOR 80 67 27 27
FUROSEMIDE 78 75 28 9
COLCRYS 77 60 29 161
CELEBREX 75 71 30 40
BACLOFEN 73 69 31 91
DIOVAN HCT 71 71 32 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 45 33 10
PATANOL 65 61 34 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 56 35 11
AMOXICILLIN 61 55 36 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 53 37 12
FAMOTIDINE 57 57 38 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 56 38 21
SINGULAIR 54 46 40 64
INDOMETHACIN 50 38 R 41 204
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 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.