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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,216Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 6969

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 6969

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
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this specialty
in California
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,015 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
LISINOPRIL 875 723 1 2
RISPERIDONE 750 527 2 88
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 683 521 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673 601 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 635 495 5 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 623 475 6 103
WARFARIN SODIUM 586 409 7 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 506 499 8 32
OMEPRAZOLE 467 359 9 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445 272 S3 10 3
FUROSEMIDE 410 313 11 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 321 265 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 255 13 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309 282 14 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 307 183 R 15 177
LANTUS 276 213 16 50
TRAZODONE HCL 273 199 17 47
ATENOLOL 240 190 18 9
NOVOLOG 240 203 18 166
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239 173 20 101
CLOZAPINE 239 0 20 309
CITALOPRAM HBR 238 200 22 34
MIRTAZAPINE 227 209 23 76
GABAPENTIN 218 175 24 17
METFORMIN HCL 214 166 25 7
NAMENDA 208 206 26 51
CARVEDILOL 186 138 27 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 163 28 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 145 29 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 149 30 8
GEMFIBROZIL 166 125 30 85
FAMOTIDINE 165 124 32 37
VALPROIC ACID 163 136 33 234
HUMALOG 159 118 34 167
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 125 35 12
GLIPIZIDE 136 127 36 21
LEVETIRACETAM 135 96 37 128
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 98 38 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 133 111 39 18
SODIUM CHLORIDE 131 127 40 242
ABILIFY 129 123 41 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127 56 42 229
OLANZAPINE 127 98 42 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126 102 44 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 104 45 119
NOVOLIN R 121 98 45 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 99 47 93
HALOPERIDOL 117 47 48 244
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 87 49 16
MEGESTROL ACETATE 114 111 R 50 129
CLOPIDOGREL 112 99 51 48
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 111 68 52 123
SEROQUEL 109 81 53 205
CLONIDINE HCL 102 58 54 59
RISPERDAL CONSTA 99 67 55 380
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 89 56 165
DIOVAN 97 86 57 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 67 58 106
FLUOCINONIDE 93 77 59 134
HYDROCORTISONE 90 71 60 218
TRAMADOL HCL 86 81 61 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 62 62 114
FINASTERIDE 82 82 63 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 53 64 127
LATANOPROST 81 69 64 268
SERTRALINE HCL 80 67 66 38
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 61 66 216
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 79 56 68 290
DIGOXIN 79 68 68 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 74 70 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 68 71 81
KLOR-CON M20 73 54 71 201
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 71 73 44
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 61 R 73 159
PLAVIX 70 64 75 68
IBUPROFEN 69 36 76 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 55 76 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 52 76 109
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 63 76 350
LOVASTATIN 68 68 80 15
CLONIDINE 64 59 81 356
FENTANYL 63 58 S2 82 113
LITHIUM CARBONATE 61 42 83 327
PROAIR HFA 61 44 83 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 39 83 45
ALLOPURINOL 61 36 83 35
JANUVIA 59 59 87 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 33 88 43
AMOXICILLIN 58 46 88 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 53 88 19
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 53 91 204
NEXIUM 57 47 91 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 41 S3 93 73
LACTULOSE 55 48 94 131
CYMBALTA 55 54 94 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 38 96 187
BACLOFEN 54 20 96 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 49 96 191
HUMULIN R 52 40 99 223
LIDODERM 52 51 99 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52 52 99 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 45 102 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 41 102 150
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 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.