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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 517

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 517

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

12% of this provider’s 777 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 777 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 25,859 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,239 1,191 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,096 1,039 2 24
FUROSEMIDE 960 877 3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 907 827 S3 4 5
LISINOPRIL 780 712 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 714 647 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 665 623 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622 561 8 18
NAMENDA 607 593 9 52
LANTUS 578 494 10 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 521 11 2
GABAPENTIN 533 462 12 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 489 477 13 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 404 366 14 67
DIGOXIN 379 365 15 79
CARVEDILOL 355 335 16 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 354 342 17 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 328 18 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351 296 19 12
RISPERIDONE 332 313 20 83
HUMALOG 311 298 21 146
TRAZODONE HCL 309 236 22 77
MIRTAZAPINE 305 285 23 95
METFORMIN HCL 290 270 24 4
KLOR-CON M20 288 252 25 239
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 282 242 26 124
SPIRONOLACTONE 250 229 27 117
EXELON 245 243 28 152
SERTRALINE HCL 237 210 29 60
CLOPIDOGREL 236 199 30 47
RANITIDINE HCL 233 204 31 54
FAMOTIDINE 233 194 31 44
JANTOVEN 232 232 33 258
LACTULOSE 230 219 34 128
NOVOLOG 210 189 35 176
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 198 178 36 187
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 193 172 37 101
GLIPIZIDE 189 185 38 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 186 159 39 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185 159 40 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 128 41 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 178 178 42 121
PLAVIX 169 140 43 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 139 44 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 154 45 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162 145 46 147
AMIODARONE HCL 156 156 47 183
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 143 48 110
ALLOPURINOL 149 142 49 37
CYMBALTA 146 142 50 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 111 51 32
FENOFIBRATE 142 139 52 75
GALANTAMINE HBR 139 139 53 307
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138 136 54 140
OLANZAPINE 135 118 55 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 134 56 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 126 57 74
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 131 123 58 171
JANUVIA 120 119 59 43
TRAMADOL HCL 115 106 60 19
CLONIDINE HCL 112 100 61 59
NOVOLIN R 110 82 62 190
PAROXETINE HCL 109 104 63 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 105 64 116
LEVETIRACETAM 106 71 65 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 101 66 46
TRAVATAN Z 102 76 67 256
PREDNISONE 100 94 68 89
RAMIPRIL 99 99 69 97
SANTYL 98 98 70 317
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 84 71 141
KLOR-CON 10 95 95 72 168
NYSTATIN 94 76 73 246
ATENOLOL 94 94 73 8
CLOTRIMAZOLE 94 81 73 219
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 90 73 17
DIOVAN 92 92 77 20
BACLOFEN 92 65 77 91
GENERLAC 89 57 79 320
SPIRIVA 84 80 80 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 82 81 36
FENTANYL 82 78 S2 82 150
LUMIGAN 81 77 83 382
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 65 83 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 80 85 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 74 85 113
LOVAZA 75 62 87 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 62 88 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 49 S2 88 240
CARBAMAZEPINE 73 68 90 166
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 61 91 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 69 S2 92 137
LEXAPRO 71 65 92 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 68 92 184
SEROQUEL 70 70 95 220
SUCRALFATE 70 70 95 276
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 41 R 97 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 68 97 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 67 97 10
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 68 60 100 357
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 65 101 297
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 50 102 149
RENVELA 63 45 103 355
KLOR-CON M10 62 62 104 311
OXYCONTIN 61 49 S2 105 236
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 54 105 125
DILTIAZEM ER 61 61 105 363
VALPROIC ACID 60 49 108 243
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 57 45 109 415
CALCITRIOL 56 56 110 223
LIPITOR 56 56 110 81
CEPHALEXIN 55 48 112 82
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 54 R 113 107
LATANOPROST 52 51 114 312
HUMULIN R 50 38 115 218
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.