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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 6969

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 6969

425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

20% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 425 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,093 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 994 463 S3 1 3
LISINOPRIL 635 356 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 479 270 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428 253 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 409 239 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 269 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 354 299 7 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 353 181 8 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 263 9 30
SIMVASTATIN 312 232 10 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 120 11 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 182 12 11
GABAPENTIN 232 79 13 17
CARISOPRODOL 216 41 R 14 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190 49 R 15 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 186 44 S2 16 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 131 17 12
CYMBALTA 180 125 18 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 109 19 8
SERTRALINE HCL 171 149 20 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 168 80 21 43
PROAIR HFA 164 58 22 33
GLYBURIDE 157 101 R 23 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149 136 24 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 108 25 162
PREDNISONE 142 79 26 70
IBUPROFEN 136 60 27 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 79 28 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 122 28 14
OXYCODONE HCL 130 41 S2 30 117
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124 55 R 31 87
TRAZODONE HCL 123 41 32 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 85 33 28
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 29 S2 34 180
DIOVAN 118 89 35 26
CLONIDINE HCL 115 41 36 59
METHADONE HCL 115 12 S2 36 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 73 38 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 112 109 39 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 84 40 22
AZITHROMYCIN 109 58 41 42
CARVEDILOL 106 78 42 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105 89 43 13
NEXIUM 105 33 43 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 64 45 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99 32 46 101
ALLOPURINOL 99 60 46 35
LOVASTATIN 97 64 48 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 27 R 49 203
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 51 50 31
SPIRIVA 87 54 50 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 32 52 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 49 53 45
PREMARIN 76 20 R 54 156
LANTUS 75 50 55 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 38 56 64
GLIPIZIDE 73 52 57 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 71 34 58 34
OXYCONTIN 69 12 S2 59 193
MELOXICAM 69 40 59 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 39 59 199
ATENOLOL 68 49 62 9
CRESTOR 67 42 63 39
HUMALOG 67 38 63 167
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 27 65 158
ZETIA 64 45 66 98
NAMENDA 62 62 67 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 40 68 44
NAPROXEN 57 0 69 62
CELEBREX 56 44 70 67
LYRICA 56 19 70 137
BACLOFEN 55 18 72 86
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 55 32 72 260
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 42 72 191
JANUVIA 54 44 75 41
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 21 75 335
FINASTERIDE 53 47 77 80
LIPITOR 53 29 77 89
LEVOXYL 50 43 79 122
LACTULOSE 50 17 79 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 79 81
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 April 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.