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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 6969

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 6969

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

11% of this provider’s 602 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 18,006 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,725 1,602 1 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,284 1,146 2 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 712 673 3 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 676 620 4 5
LOVASTATIN 637 581 5 15
METFORMIN HCL 588 543 6 7
DIOVAN 548 519 7 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 523 518 8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 493 479 9 11
ALLOPURINOL 440 440 10 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 425 399 11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 370 12 13
OMEPRAZOLE 363 331 13 6
FENOFIBRATE 349 305 14 63
FUROSEMIDE 284 261 15 10
FAMOTIDINE 283 269 16 37
ATENOLOL 278 272 17 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 251 239 18 44
GLIPIZIDE 248 210 19 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235 211 S3 20 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211 196 21 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 202 185 22 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 192 184 23 18
CARVEDILOL 180 176 24 25
ZOSTAVAX 179 177 25 79
SINGULAIR 174 169 26 84
GABAPENTIN 173 149 27 17
EVISTA 172 168 28 118
CRESTOR 171 168 29 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 160 152 30 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 149 31 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 154 31 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 150 33 20
CLOPIDOGREL 149 142 34 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 136 35 45
LISINOPRIL 144 136 36 2
FELODIPINE ER 142 142 37 116
ACTOS 132 118 38 61
DIGOXIN 129 127 39 71
FLUOCINONIDE 120 99 40 134
AZITHROMYCIN 119 109 41 42
CLONIDINE HCL 119 99 41 59
LIPITOR 118 118 43 89
PLAVIX 116 114 44 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 112 45 81
TRICOR 109 97 46 143
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 109 108 46 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 108 102 R 48 92
MELOXICAM 108 101 48 36
COLCRYS 105 103 50 211
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101 96 51 151
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 93 51 30
PROAIR HFA 97 74 53 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 80 54 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 55 32
DIOVAN HCT 82 78 56 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 73 57 16
ADACEL 75 68 58 222
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 72 59 34
VENTOLIN HFA 67 67 60 125
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 66 49 61 419
BENICAR 65 65 62 107
JANUVIA 63 63 63 41
KETOCONAZOLE 58 40 64 185
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 54 65 49
MECLIZINE HCL 57 56 65 100
KLOR-CON 8 56 54 67 104
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 46 68 55
DILTIAZEM ER 55 41 68 206
ULORIC 54 46 70 243
VERAPAMIL ER 50 47 71 133
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 35 R 71 159
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 41 R 71 174
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 9, 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.