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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 570

$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 570

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

7% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,180 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 52%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 876 827 10 1 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 428 392 2 2
PREDNISONE 379 353 3 3
SYMBICORT 377 345 4 13
PROAIR HFA 361 328 5 4
SPIRIVA 350 319 6 1
SINGULAIR 275 224 7 15
AZITHROMYCIN 234 212 8 12
FUROSEMIDE 185 169 9 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152 130 10 29
OMEPRAZOLE 146 120 11 5
SIMVASTATIN 142 136 12 6
COMBIVENT 137 136 13 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 131 129 14 7
VENTOLIN HFA 124 120 15 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 118 16 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 111 17 16
TRAMADOL HCL 109 93 18 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108 90 19 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 85 S3 20 9
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103 92 21 30
LISINOPRIL 101 89 22 11
QVAR 96 96 23 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94 92 24 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 92 25 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 75 26 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 89 27 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 69 28 19
THEO-24 66 48 29 192
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 58 30 77
DIOVAN 63 63 30 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 32 28
METFORMIN HCL 60 59 33 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 54 34 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 48 35 56
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 36 71
NYSTATIN 52 51 37 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 40 38 224
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 50 38 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 50 R 38 63
DULERA 51 29 38 54
NAPROXEN 50 39 42 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50 50 42 18
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.