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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 6969

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 6969

322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%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

12% of this provider’s 322 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 12,997 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 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 988 633 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 736 551 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 651 441 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 644 405 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 596 390 5 7
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 548 200 R 6 177
LISINOPRIL 501 349 7 2
RISPERIDONE 495 305 8 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482 374 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 460 388 10 32
OLANZAPINE 416 234 11 139
LEVETIRACETAM 413 234 12 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 410 146 13 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 396 200 14 101
HALOPERIDOL 382 134 15 244
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 331 174 16 229
JANUVIA 295 204 17 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 289 194 18 44
NAMENDA 258 241 19 51
CLOZAPINE 252 81 20 309
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 176 21 8
VALPROIC ACID 218 79 22 234
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 216 149 23 14
FUROSEMIDE 214 158 24 10
GENERLAC 194 105 25 286
GABAPENTIN 192 108 26 17
FAMOTIDINE 185 105 27 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 116 28 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 113 S3 29 3
LANTUS 177 104 30 50
MELOXICAM 177 123 30 36
TRAZODONE HCL 176 98 32 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175 98 33 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 109 34 31
TRAMADOL HCL 159 98 35 27
CARVEDILOL 155 86 36 25
ABILIFY 145 78 37 173
ATENOLOL 143 104 38 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 75 39 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 130 105 40 136
CLOPIDOGREL 129 107 41 48
SERTRALINE HCL 124 92 42 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 88 42 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 91 44 12
SPIRIVA 121 64 45 66
NIASPAN 119 83 46 146
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 119 107 46 123
SEROQUEL 117 62 48 205
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 89 48 11
DIOVAN 115 102 50 26
MIRTAZAPINE 107 64 51 76
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 92 52 179
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 51 53 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 77 54 30
NOVOLOG 99 81 55 166
NOVOLIN R 98 64 56 161
TIMOLOL MALEATE 97 75 57 387
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 71 58 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 96 37 58 20
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 82 R 60 129
PLAVIX 95 77 60 68
CLONIDINE HCL 93 75 62 59
LAMOTRIGINE 89 43 63 221
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 75 64 119
KLOR-CON M20 85 75 65 201
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 50 66 55
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 81 42 67 395
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 59 68 102
DIGOXIN 79 72 69 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 33 70 45
FINASTERIDE 68 68 71 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 29 71 187
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68 16 71 406
LITHIUM CARBONATE 66 39 74 327
TRICOR 62 37 75 143
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 26 76 43
TOPIRAMATE 61 31 76 217
OXCARBAZEPINE 60 23 78 410
SUCRALFATE 60 60 78 247
PAROXETINE HCL 59 56 80 65
CREON 58 36 81 147
LACTULOSE 58 32 81 131
LUMIGAN 57 30 83 496
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 19 84 380
KLOR-CON M10 56 41 84 257
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55 86 81
PERMETHRIN 55 38 86 331
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 40 88 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 41 88 18
SODIUM CHLORIDE 52 45 88 242
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 Aug. 20, 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.