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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 570

$463K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 570

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 6,982 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 52%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $124 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 354 1 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 230 230 2 35
NAMENDA 223 223 3 50
OMEPRAZOLE 222 221 4 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 208 204 5 16
MEGESTROL ACETATE 194 194 R 6 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 170 7 2
FAMOTIDINE 162 161 8 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 153 9 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 156 147 10 32
DIOVAN 142 142 11 27
SIMVASTATIN 138 138 12 6
FUROSEMIDE 130 129 13 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 124 14 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 122 15 28
GABAPENTIN 114 114 16 25
CARVEDILOL 111 110 17 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 110 18 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 109 19 89
CLOPIDOGREL 102 101 20 48
SPIRIVA 100 99 21 1
PLAVIX 87 87 22 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 82 23 20
LANTUS 83 82 23 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 82 25 18
PROAIR HFA 81 81 26 4
SINGULAIR 78 78 27 15
ATENOLOL 70 70 28 22
AMIODARONE HCL 69 69 29 170
METFORMIN HCL 66 66 30 14
NOVOLIN R 66 66 30 121
HUMALOG 64 64 32 125
LISINOPRIL 63 63 33 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 62 34 29
NEXIUM 56 56 35 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 55 36 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 51 37 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 51 51 38 8
PREDNISONE 51 51 38 3
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 Oct. 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.