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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1571

$3.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1571

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

18% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 45,775 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $99 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 1,436 1,328 1 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,389 1,270 2 20
OMEPRAZOLE 1,217 1,147 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,201 1,097 4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,199 1,134 5 8
TRAMADOL HCL 1,140 1,065 6 31
DIOVAN 1,108 1,026 7 19
NEXIUM 1,023 923 8 39
METFORMIN HCL 923 796 9 9
DIOVAN HCT 866 808 10 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 860 848 11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 811 749 12 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778 736 13 6
FUROSEMIDE 759 703 14 7
BACLOFEN 755 655 15 120
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 714 680 16 16
ATENOLOL 704 657 17 15
MECLIZINE HCL 702 641 10 18 162
TAMSULOSIN HCL 697 673 19 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 664 652 20 22
JANUVIA 639 603 21 50
CARVEDILOL 583 530 22 10
PLAVIX 582 544 23 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 577 501 24 43
CLONIDINE HCL 573 550 25 45
GABAPENTIN 543 499 26 12
NAPROXEN 528 454 27 98
IBUPROFEN 506 458 28 44
CRESTOR 481 437 29 25
LANTUS 467 403 30 65
CLOPIDOGREL 461 434 31 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449 404 S3 32 3
MELOXICAM 447 447 33 49
NAMENDA 431 418 34 37
LIPITOR 406 377 35 67
VOLTAREN 403 389 36 114
CELEBREX 375 345 37 71
GLIPIZIDE 362 320 38 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 353 332 39 104
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 342 324 R 40 178
BENAZEPRIL HCL 341 327 41 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 340 322 42 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 340 306 42 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 336 329 44 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 325 306 45 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 308 287 46 124
DEXILANT 303 300 47 91
LOVAZA 300 278 48 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL 283 266 49 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 283 254 49 93
LISINOPRIL 282 236 51 5
GLYBURIDE 277 250 R 52 99
SINGULAIR 277 265 52 88
SERTRALINE HCL 276 222 54 52
PROAIR HFA 264 243 55 63
DIGOXIN 264 233 55 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 258 257 57 135
FAMOTIDINE 252 199 58 54
LIDODERM 252 237 58 95
AVODART 249 246 60 40
PAROXETINE HCL 249 240 60 100
ACTOS 244 234 62 92
GEMFIBROZIL 233 215 63 142
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 228 218 64 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 211 65 77
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 210 173 10 66 329
LANSOPRAZOLE 199 182 67 182
GLIMEPIRIDE 195 184 68 70
CYMBALTA 188 181 69 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 188 187 R 69 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 174 71 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 184 160 S3 72 105
AZITHROMYCIN 177 167 73 58
VENTOLIN HFA 177 154 73 209
PROPRANOLOL HCL 176 154 75 176
ZETIA 174 167 76 73
ALCOHOL SWABS 170 168 77 351
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 166 78 17
EXELON 163 150 79 158
VESICARE 161 160 80 75
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 158 153 81 383
JANUMET 150 139 82 200
NASONEX 145 132 83 163
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 143 143 84 172
NIFEDIPINE ER 143 141 84 78
AMIODARONE HCL 142 141 86 76
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 138 128 87 415
RAMIPRIL 136 93 88 94
RANITIDINE HCL 134 116 89 85
ALLOPURINOL 132 111 90 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 129 117 91 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 128 92 41
SPIRIVA 127 118 93 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126 122 94 191
LEVOFLOXACIN 123 109 95 79
NOVOLOG 122 122 96 226
SINGLE USE SWAB 119 118 97 373
LEXAPRO 118 113 98 257
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 109 99 26
HUMULIN 70-30 115 103 100 356
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 94 100 201
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 110 102 140
FENOFIBRATE 112 89 103 129
ACIPHEX 107 98 104 239
TEKTURNA 103 103 105 312
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 101 100 106 350
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100 99 107 143
PRANDIN 99 91 108 358
DETROL LA 97 88 109 246
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96 91 R 110 274
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 96 110 363
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 85 112 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 88 113 66
NITROSTAT 93 80 114 134
CILOSTAZOL 92 92 115 222
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 90 67 116 425
PATANOL 88 80 117 175
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 80 118 552
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 60 119 116
OLANZAPINE 85 85 119 173
ACTONEL 85 65 119 171
LYRICA 84 68 122 127
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82 80 R 123 207
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 82 123 51
XOPENEX HFA 82 66 123 410
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81 80 126 27
VYTORIN 78 78 127 224
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 75 128 38
LOVASTATIN 76 68 129 33
LABETALOL HCL 75 74 130 210
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 73 63 131 270
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 61 132 102
COLCRYS 72 58 132 289
SURE COMFORT 71 63 134 443
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 70 69 135 281
ABILIFY 68 66 136 161
LACTULOSE 68 59 136 196
NIFEDICAL XL 68 68 136 341
TRICOR 63 48 139 264
LEVETIRACETAM 61 42 140 60
CLONIDINE 60 59 141 397
EXFORGE 60 60 141 280
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 59 141 205
NATEGLINIDE 59 48 144 225
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 58 144 194
FINASTERIDE 59 55 144 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 59 144 97
HUMULIN R 58 53 148 309
MISOPROSTOL 58 58 148 371
ATROVENT HFA 58 46 148 433
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 47 148 112
ZAFIRLUKAST 56 56 152 607
PROCTOSOL-HC 56 56 152 475
SOTALOL 55 55 154 157
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 54 155 122
EVISTA 54 54 155 189
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 48 157 282
NOVOLIN R 51 39 158 256
COREG CR 51 51 158 346
RISPERIDONE 50 38 160 89
BYSTOLIC 50 50 160 144
BENICAR 50 50 160 148
PEN NEEDLE 50 35 160 128
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.