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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 6969

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 6969

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 763 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 763 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 16,924 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

30 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 802 633 1 6
LISINOPRIL 801 702 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 745 562 3 20
SIMVASTATIN 642 537 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607 445 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 596 353 S3 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 595 447 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548 477 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 521 411 9 10
ATENOLOL 391 287 10 9
GABAPENTIN 352 193 11 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344 242 12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 282 263 13 32
LOVASTATIN 272 203 14 15
JANUVIA 270 194 15 41
CARVEDILOL 257 227 16 25
NAMENDA 235 220 17 51
FAMOTIDINE 235 180 17 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 233 194 19 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 217 20 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 194 21 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221 155 22 16
TRAMADOL HCL 211 118 23 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 168 24 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191 174 25 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 106 26 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 131 27 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 155 28 8
MIRTAZAPINE 181 167 29 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 180 132 30 78
LANTUS 179 144 31 50
DIGOXIN 163 135 32 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 140 33 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 153 116 34 18
GLIPIZIDE 152 112 35 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 129 104 36 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128 115 37 106
GEMFIBROZIL 127 78 38 85
PREDNISONE 125 96 39 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125 79 39 56
AZITHROMYCIN 121 79 41 42
PROAIR HFA 118 86 42 33
ALLOPURINOL 116 91 43 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 79 44 102
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 69 45 119
IBUPROFEN 111 80 46 29
DIOVAN 111 68 46 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 106 46 22
CLOPIDOGREL 105 82 49 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 61 50 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 96 51 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 71 52 64
SERTRALINE HCL 92 73 53 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 52 54 169
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 91 58 54 182
RANITIDINE HCL 90 57 56 46
CLONIDINE HCL 90 62 56 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 69 58 43
RISPERIDONE 89 80 58 88
BACLOFEN 86 33 60 86
NOVOLOG 85 62 61 166
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 50 62 114
PLAVIX 82 59 63 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 46 63 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 53 63 58
ACARBOSE 80 65 66 246
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 67 67 126
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79 69 67 179
MEGESTROL ACETATE 79 68 R 67 129
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 78 54 70 307
CYMBALTA 77 55 71 72
MELOXICAM 77 71 71 36
HUMULIN R 75 53 73 223
GLYBURIDE 75 63 R 73 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 56 73 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 28 R 73 87
CRESTOR 72 46 77 39
LIPITOR 72 46 77 89
FINASTERIDE 70 70 79 80
PHENYTOIN 68 67 80 301
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 52 80 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 62 80 183
ZETIA 68 66 80 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 24 84 136
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 42 85 24
PAROXETINE HCL 66 45 85 65
AMIODARONE HCL 65 53 87 184
OLANZAPINE 65 60 87 139
NAPROXEN 64 34 89 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 49 90 55
LEVETIRACETAM 61 40 91 128
TRAZODONE HCL 60 26 92 47
ACTOS 59 36 93 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 51 93 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 39 95 109
KLOR-CON M10 57 57 96 257
AMOXICILLIN 57 31 96 99
EXELON 54 52 98 157
SANTYL 54 47 98 280
NOVOLIN R 53 47 100 161
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 51 R 101 92
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 31 101 60
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 38 101 242
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 33 R 101 130
SUCRALFATE 51 43 101 247
LIDODERM 51 36 101 75
VESICARE 50 44 107 163
METHOCARBAMOL 50 16 R 107 249
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 June 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.