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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 6969

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 6969

1,225 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,225 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 1,225 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 35,295 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,658 1,467 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,472 1,380 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,463 1,315 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,459 1,293 4 5
BENAZEPRIL HCL 1,140 1,030 10 5 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,042 1,000 6 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 998 750 S3 7 3
LISINOPRIL 944 860 8 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 776 718 9 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 740 673 10 82
CARVEDILOL 708 662 11 25
FUROSEMIDE 705 669 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 650 588 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 615 539 14 11
METFORMIN HCL 586 488 15 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 523 430 16 24
FENOFIBRATE 512 425 17 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 487 470 18 32
SERTRALINE HCL 475 383 19 38
FAMOTIDINE 461 405 20 37
ATENOLOL 456 424 21 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 453 357 22 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 439 402 23 8
TRAMADOL HCL 429 401 24 27
LOVASTATIN 413 411 25 15
NAMENDA 410 406 26 51
GABAPENTIN 392 324 27 17
FINASTERIDE 388 385 28 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 382 346 29 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 352 323 30 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 351 336 31 81
MELOXICAM 348 304 32 36
GLIPIZIDE 347 327 33 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 279 34 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 305 273 35 19
CLOPIDOGREL 299 255 36 48
AZITHROMYCIN 293 267 37 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293 277 37 22
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 280 39 132
MIRTAZAPINE 251 230 40 76
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 242 41 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 245 211 42 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 241 220 43 34
PAROXETINE HCL 241 198 43 65
JANUVIA 239 209 45 41
ALPRAZOLAM 234 200 46 172
LIPITOR 233 199 47 89
PLAVIX 233 206 47 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 196 49 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 227 212 50 106
CLONIDINE HCL 210 181 51 59
DIOVAN 206 188 52 26
ALLOPURINOL 203 163 53 35
METHOCARBAMOL 202 153 R 54 249
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 199 173 55 127
FLUOCINONIDE 190 161 56 134
PEN NEEDLE 190 156 56 196
LEVOFLOXACIN 177 149 58 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 153 59 28
LYRICA 169 142 60 137
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 148 61 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 163 134 61 60
MECLIZINE HCL 158 134 63 100
IBUPROFEN 156 98 64 29
FELODIPINE ER 147 147 65 116
BUPROPION XL 146 115 66 197
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 145 142 67 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 144 125 68 171
PREDNISONE 143 128 69 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 126 70 56
GLYBURIDE 139 115 R 71 54
NAPROXEN 136 124 72 62
KLOR-CON 10 132 117 73 160
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 94 73 45
PROAIR HFA 132 94 73 33
LANTUS 131 114 76 50
SPIRIVA 128 115 77 66
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126 117 78 158
ROPINIROLE HCL 125 98 79 162
CYMBALTA 123 91 80 72
FORTEO 119 112 81 289
DEXILANT 117 98 82 110
MEGESTROL ACETATE 114 110 R 83 129
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 114 92 83 182
ZOSTAVAX 106 95 85 79
LORAZEPAM 105 80 86 186
TEMAZEPAM 101 101 87 251
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 100 93 88 225
SYMBICORT 98 83 89 149
BUPROPION HCL SR 97 61 90 195
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95 87 91 165
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 75 92 58
TRAZODONE HCL 89 47 93 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 61 94 154
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 80 94 199
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 86 67 96 230
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 73 96 114
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 62 98 216
VYTORIN 85 79 98 148
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 83 100 95
BACLOFEN 83 55 101 86
RANITIDINE HCL 81 70 102 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81 61 102 78
VENTOLIN HFA 80 68 104 125
ACTOS 80 61 104 61
CARISOPRODOL 77 51 R 106 69
ENABLEX 76 75 107 299
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 71 107 55
EVISTA 76 74 107 118
ACTONEL 75 75 110 115
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 70 111 123
AMOXICILLIN 73 68 112 99
PREMARIN 70 50 R 113 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 46 113 43
METRONIDAZOLE 70 66 113 316
NITROSTAT 67 61 116 210
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 56 116 103
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 67 57 116 328
EXELON 65 65 119 157
KETOCONAZOLE 64 46 120 185
TERBINAFINE HCL 63 56 121 427
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 43 S3 122 73
LACTULOSE 61 36 123 131
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 61 57 123 282
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 52 125 101
BENICAR 59 59 126 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 51 127 93
CRESTOR 58 50 127 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 57 127 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 43 R 127 130
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 46 R 127 92
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57 42 132 214
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 41 132 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 42 134 102
NOVOLOG 51 39 135 166
SINGULAIR 51 43 135 84
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 22, 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.