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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 6969

$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 6969

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 362 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 7,682 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 470 287 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 345 175 2 6
GABAPENTIN 279 130 3 17
LISINOPRIL 277 147 4 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 266 181 5 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245 118 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 234 144 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 157 8 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224 139 9 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 125 10 20
SINGULAIR 196 85 11 84
BACLOFEN 195 92 12 86
CARVEDILOL 190 110 13 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 73 S3 14 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 128 15 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 184 128 15 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 182 112 17 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 53 18 127
LIDODERM 168 134 19 75
TRAMADOL HCL 163 92 20 27
JANUVIA 161 103 21 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 69 21 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 77 23 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 111 23 12
IBUPROFEN 150 67 25 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 26 32
RISPERIDONE 141 70 26 88
MIRTAZAPINE 141 122 26 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 86 29 4
RANITIDINE HCL 132 73 30 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 107 31 23
NASONEX 127 54 32 144
FAMOTIDINE 123 76 33 37
GLIPIZIDE 123 89 33 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117 38 35 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 79 36 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 106 98 37 212
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 53 37 93
NAMENDA 105 104 39 51
LANTUS 104 58 40 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 98 43 R 41 177
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98 46 41 151
FUROSEMIDE 93 70 43 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93 28 43 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 36 45 136
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 54 46 22
HUMALOG 87 27 47 167
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 43 48 153
LEVETIRACETAM 79 23 49 128
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 48 49 8
PATANOL 76 42 51 142
SYMBICORT 75 25 52 149
TRAZODONE HCL 73 43 53 47
BUMETANIDE 68 49 54 305
COMBIVENT 68 37 54 170
PREDNISONE 68 51 54 70
SPIRIVA 67 39 57 66
VOLTAREN 64 47 58 105
SERTRALINE HCL 64 53 58 38
DIOVAN 62 48 60 26
FENOFIBRATE 61 37 61 63
SEROQUEL 60 21 62 205
GLYCOPYRROLATE 59 20 63 383
HEPARIN SODIUM 58 55 64 302
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 20 65 179
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 34 65 81
CRESTOR 57 34 65 39
LIDOCAINE 56 50 68 336
CYMBALTA 55 23 69 72
OXYCODONE HCL 54 28 S2 70 117
LOVAZA 53 34 71 77
SODIUM BICARBONATE 50 26 10 72 623
OLANZAPINE 50 37 72 139
PREMARIN 50 27 R 72 156
LIPITOR 50 45 72 89
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 16, 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.