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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 6969

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 6969

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,599 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,219 819 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,115 725 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,036 752 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 952 593 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 882 602 5 7
TRAMADOL HCL 719 488 6 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 559 448 7 12
SERTRALINE HCL 512 330 8 38
FENOFIBRATE 503 261 9 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 435 310 R 10 87
CHLORTHALIDONE 415 343 11 152
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 400 271 12 78
NIASPAN 362 196 13 146
BENAZEPRIL HCL 297 217 14 18
ACTOS 260 198 15 61
IBUPROFEN 247 146 16 29
TRAZODONE HCL 230 150 17 47
BYSTOLIC 227 185 18 155
CARVEDILOL 226 183 19 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224 106 20 5
GABAPENTIN 220 133 21 17
DIOVAN 218 158 22 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 155 23 23
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 213 156 24 253
FUROSEMIDE 209 149 25 10
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 208 120 26 154
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 139 27 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 179 149 28 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 160 128 29 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 126 30 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 67 31 22
NAPROXEN SODIUM 153 102 32 358
METFORMIN HCL ER 142 111 33 82
SPIRIVA 141 89 34 66
TEKTURNA 138 99 35 295
JANUVIA 133 94 36 41
SINGULAIR 131 77 37 84
UNIFINE PENTIPS 128 89 38 429
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 71 39 19
PAROXETINE HCL 119 67 40 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 81 41 127
CRESTOR 115 89 42 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114 83 R 43 174
TRILIPIX 112 78 44 175
RANITIDINE HCL 110 58 45 46
NAPROXEN 109 72 46 62
AVODART 105 75 47 108
EXELON 99 89 48 157
CLOPIDOGREL 97 80 49 48
VENTOLIN HFA 95 52 50 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 55 51 24
CELEBREX 91 75 51 67
LOVAZA 88 70 53 77
PROAIR HFA 88 49 53 33
DIOVAN HCT 86 55 55 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85 58 56 13
AMITIZA 83 38 57 254
CLONIDINE 80 52 58 356
LANTUS 78 26 59 50
PLAVIX 77 59 60 68
HUMALOG 77 39 60 167
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 43 62 151
ZETIA 73 68 63 98
CLONIDINE HCL 73 59 63 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 60 65 14
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 71 30 66 475
LORATADINE 62 33 67 236
BENICAR HCT 62 51 67 176
BENICAR 60 47 69 107
AMOXICILLIN 59 32 70 99
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 39 70 402
PEN NEEDLE 57 25 72 196
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 25 73 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 39 73 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 15 75 43
LOPERAMIDE 53 44 75 321
DIGOXIN 53 39 75 71
GENERLAC 50 31 78 286
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. 5, 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.