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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 6969

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 6969

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

9% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,539 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% 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

34 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 664 611 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 618 390 2 20
FUROSEMIDE 612 517 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 597 535 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 562 502 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 562 472 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 545 479 7 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 481 348 S3 8 3
LISINOPRIL 470 423 9 2
METFORMIN HCL 423 379 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388 343 11 16
NAMENDA 387 379 12 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 377 335 13 31
ATENOLOL 331 297 14 9
DIOVAN 285 251 15 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 282 281 16 32
LANTUS 269 189 17 50
CARVEDILOL 242 189 18 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 221 19 11
GABAPENTIN 217 114 20 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204 196 21 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 192 22 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 180 23 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 177 24 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 174 25 101
TRAZODONE HCL 174 140 26 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 173 147 27 18
CLOPIDOGREL 173 172 27 48
CLONIDINE HCL 167 144 29 59
DIGOXIN 163 146 30 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 133 31 34
FAMOTIDINE 156 138 32 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154 130 33 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 148 130 34 103
NOVOLOG 145 84 35 166
CRESTOR 140 104 36 39
CYMBALTA 128 69 37 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 125 38 14
AMIODARONE HCL 123 118 39 184
TRAMADOL HCL 122 102 40 27
HUMALOG 116 86 41 167
EXELON 115 107 42 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 91 43 19
HEPARIN SODIUM 111 72 44 302
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 95 45 93
IBUPROFEN 110 101 45 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 102 47 81
NEXIUM 105 90 48 52
RISPERIDONE 104 56 49 88
ABILIFY 104 91 49 173
HYDROXYZINE HCL 102 59 R 51 159
PLAVIX 101 98 52 68
PAROXETINE HCL 101 80 52 65
SERTRALINE HCL 99 85 54 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 78 55 12
OLANZAPINE 92 62 56 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 80 56 44
SEROQUEL 89 73 58 205
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 76 59 22
SPIRIVA 86 63 60 66
LEVETIRACETAM 85 67 61 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 84 62 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 68 62 43
MELOXICAM 83 62 64 36
MIRTAZAPINE 81 77 65 76
AVODART 79 79 66 108
CELEBREX 77 77 67 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 62 67 109
PREDNISONE 74 51 69 70
KLOR-CON 8 73 73 70 104
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72 64 71 168
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 62 72 229
GLIPIZIDE 70 57 72 21
LIPITOR 69 66 74 89
ENDOCET 68 29 S2 75 355
ZETIA 68 64 75 98
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 65 S3 77 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 41 78 45
HYDROCORTISONE 65 29 78 218
PERMETHRIN 63 49 80 331
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 54 80 64
VOLTAREN 63 58 80 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 51 80 191
BACLOFEN 63 28 80 86
TRAVATAN Z 63 56 80 318
ALLOPURINOL 62 50 86 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 31 S2 87 135
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 51 87 212
LIDODERM 59 41 89 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 45 89 127
NYSTATIN 59 47 89 215
PRADAXA 57 57 92 313
PROAIR HFA 57 56 92 33
KLOR-CON 10 57 50 92 160
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 56 95 95
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 56 35 95 307
CILOSTAZOL 55 43 97 208
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 46 98 165
ACTOS 53 53 99 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 45 99 102
JANUVIA 53 53 99 41
NOVOLIN R 52 43 102 161
CREON 50 50 103 147
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 Jan. 4, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.