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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1571

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1571

684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

21% of this provider’s 684 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,167 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $99 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 1,305 1,191 1 2
ACTONEL 899 878 10 2 171
SIMVASTATIN 866 798 3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 777 733 4 8
METFORMIN HCL 773 736 5 9
LIDODERM 660 576 6 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 602 525 7 22
CELEBREX 569 527 8 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 529 486 9 17
GABAPENTIN 517 479 10 12
LOVASTATIN 484 438 11 33
ATENOLOL 482 451 12 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 446 387 13 16
OMEPRAZOLE 441 379 14 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 383 325 15 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 339 299 16 70
LISINOPRIL 307 265 17 5
DIOVAN 299 271 18 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 296 291 19 11
NEXIUM 291 270 20 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 263 21 6
ATELVIA 273 264 22 138
PROAIR HFA 272 240 23 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 247 24 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 268 253 25 23
JANUVIA 255 235 26 50
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 254 228 27 116
IBUPROFEN 248 200 28 44
CRESTOR 224 223 29 25
PATANOL 224 210 29 175
SINGULAIR 223 210 31 88
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 221 217 32 84
CARVEDILOL 212 199 33 10
FLUOCINONIDE 201 170 34 115
LIPITOR 199 185 35 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 198 172 36 55
CLONIDINE HCL 198 160 36 45
LOVAZA 197 173 38 90
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 193 177 S3 39 105
AMOXICILLIN 185 158 40 192
AZITHROMYCIN 185 157 40 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 157 42 18
TRILIPIX 172 152 43 268
DIOVAN HCT 172 165 43 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 170 166 45 135
MECLIZINE HCL 164 151 46 162
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159 126 47 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 157 48 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 149 49 77
FUROSEMIDE 152 149 50 7
COLCRYS 150 135 51 289
ACTOS 144 139 52 92
BENAZEPRIL HCL 144 132 52 32
WELCHOL 131 129 54 258
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 123 55 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 124 122 R 56 145
PLAVIX 123 104 57 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 102 S3 58 3
BENICAR 116 116 59 148
CLOPIDOGREL 116 106 59 21
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 111 103 61 270
TRAMADOL HCL 109 102 62 31
RANITIDINE HCL 107 99 63 85
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 97 R 63 207
PIROXICAM 107 97 63 380
FEXOFENADINE HCL 107 100 63 460
FELODIPINE ER 106 98 67 260
NIASPAN 106 104 67 130
PREDNISONE 106 89 67 34
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 103 90 70 361
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 99 70 20
EVISTA 102 91 72 189
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 98 94 73 282
SPIRIVA 97 94 74 56
LOPERAMIDE 97 89 74 484
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 96 76 404
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 84 77 79
RIVASTIGMINE 90 90 77 356
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 85 R 79 178
ALLOPURINOL 86 75 80 36
DEXILANT 85 77 81 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 73 82 38
ZETIA 84 84 82 73
EXFORGE 84 84 82 280
NAPROXEN 81 77 85 98
NAMENDA 80 80 86 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 64 87 191
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 74 74 88 354
CEPHALEXIN 73 66 89 126
PATADAY 73 72 89 154
LYRICA 73 63 89 127
INDOMETHACIN 73 67 R 89 577
CILOSTAZOL 67 66 93 222
ZOSTAVAX 66 39 94 497
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 54 94 93
ATROVENT HFA 66 66 94 433
PAROXETINE HCL 63 62 97 100
VESICARE 62 61 98 75
SUCRALFATE 62 48 98 284
KETOCONAZOLE 60 45 100 188
METHOCARBAMOL 60 50 R 100 322
MELOXICAM 60 55 100 49
GEMFIBROZIL 60 53 100 142
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 47 104 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 52 105 172
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 106 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 56 107 97
VENTOLIN HFA 56 48 107 209
NASONEX 54 38 109 163
VYTORIN 54 44 109 224
AVODART 53 53 111 40
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53 51 111 111
BONIVA 52 49 113 324
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 49 114 300
VOLTAREN 51 35 114 114
TRICOR 51 51 114 264
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 48 117 102
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 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.