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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 6969

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 6969

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

3% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 616 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 13,427 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
OMEPRAZOLE 855 460 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 695 360 S3 2 3
LISINOPRIL 648 392 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 620 381 4 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 477 280 5 8
GABAPENTIN 465 261 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 259 7 4
IBUPROFEN 437 266 7 29
TRAMADOL HCL 437 272 7 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436 275 10 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 431 237 11 16
SIMVASTATIN 392 277 12 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 374 322 13 32
FUROSEMIDE 349 237 14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 242 15 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 312 241 16 14
CRESTOR 291 205 17 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 282 206 18 55
NEXIUM 259 150 19 52
ACTOS 258 164 20 61
SINGULAIR 258 173 20 84
SYMBICORT 243 184 22 149
PLAVIX 235 184 23 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 209 126 24 165
CLOPIDOGREL 201 169 25 48
CARVEDILOL 187 129 26 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 186 113 S3 27 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178 100 28 24
NAPROXEN 168 122 29 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 134 29 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 124 31 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 100 32 11
GLIPIZIDE 156 100 33 21
BACLOFEN 155 83 34 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 153 94 R 35 92
PROAIR HFA 152 65 36 33
GLYBURIDE 151 113 R 37 54
VESICARE 143 129 38 163
CYMBALTA 142 105 39 72
MELOXICAM 137 106 40 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE 136 115 R 41 129
INSULIN SYRINGE 135 72 42 60
PATADAY 135 87 42 213
RAMIPRIL 129 84 44 112
DIOVAN 125 90 45 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 122 89 46 109
ATENOLOL 122 97 46 9
DEXILANT 118 99 48 110
DIOVAN HCT 118 88 48 57
NAMENDA 111 92 50 51
ONGLYZA 108 86 51 164
LANTUS 105 78 52 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105 88 52 78
VERAMYST 104 51 10 54 519
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 61 55 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 60 56 31
MEGACE ES 101 82 R 56 442
ENABLEX 100 83 58 299
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 70 59 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95 49 60 169
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 52 61 22
LOVASTATIN 93 60 62 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88 64 63 151
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 58 64 18
JANUVIA 86 54 65 41
CILOSTAZOL 85 50 66 208
CARISOPRODOL 85 0 R 66 69
KLOR-CON 8 85 68 66 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 57 69 56
CELEBREX 79 64 70 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 42 71 154
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76 54 R 71 174
PAROXETINE HCL 75 53 73 65
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75 37 R 73 159
DIGOXIN 71 71 75 71
NITROSTAT 68 48 76 210
CLOTRIMAZOLE 68 46 76 259
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 30 78 126
VENTOLIN HFA 67 19 78 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 35 80 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 61 81 12
PEN NEEDLE 64 32 81 196
PRISTIQ ER 61 23 83 370
FAMOTIDINE 60 24 84 37
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 59 27 85 324
ACTOPLUS MET 58 37 86 266
SPIRIVA 57 38 87 66
PREMARIN 56 15 R 88 156
AMOXICILLIN 55 27 89 99
ABILIFY 55 34 89 173
KETOCONAZOLE 55 28 89 185
RISPERIDONE 54 15 92 88
PATANOL 53 34 93 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 39 93 93
TOVIAZ 53 27 93 599
LYRICA 52 36 96 137
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 20 96 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 38 R 98 87
SERTRALINE HCL 51 0 98 38
KOMBIGLYZE XR 51 44 98 312
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 28 101 239
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 25, 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.