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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 171 out of 6969

$515K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 555 out of 6969

761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

2% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 9,836 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 766 564 1 1
LISINOPRIL 701 511 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 655 527 3 6
IBUPROFEN 582 339 4 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 434 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469 341 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 441 298 7 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407 301 8 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391 185 S3 9 3
ATENOLOL 325 219 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 256 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 261 144 12 27
GLYBURIDE 258 172 R 13 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 143 14 13
FUROSEMIDE 215 159 15 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 209 126 16 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 193 138 17 18
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 190 152 R 18 92
GABAPENTIN 185 115 19 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151 114 20 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 143 127 21 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 65 22 16
CLONIDINE HCL 138 73 23 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 105 24 14
PROAIR HFA 122 74 25 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 85 26 30
GEMFIBROZIL 110 50 27 85
ACTOS 109 87 28 61
TRAZODONE HCL 107 54 29 47
KLOR-CON 8 101 59 30 104
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 85 30 28
VENTOLIN HFA 100 52 32 125
VERAPAMIL ER 100 87 32 133
LOVASTATIN 99 71 34 15
JANUVIA 97 75 35 41
CARVEDILOL 94 80 36 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 78 37 23
CARISOPRODOL 88 0 R 38 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 60 39 11
ALLOPURINOL 80 52 40 35
NAPROXEN 79 56 41 62
AZITHROMYCIN 77 39 42 42
CLOPIDOGREL 77 63 42 48
GLIPIZIDE 77 72 42 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 73 45 32
RANITIDINE HCL 71 48 46 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 32 R 47 203
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70 56 S3 47 73
MELOXICAM 69 52 49 36
ETODOLAC 68 44 50 219
PLAVIX 64 54 51 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 39 52 114
CEPHALEXIN 61 37 53 96
LORAZEPAM 60 57 54 186
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 28 55 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 29 R 55 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 46 57 126
FLUOCINONIDE 56 30 58 134
DIOVAN 55 51 59 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54 47 60 168
AMOXICILLIN 54 34 60 99
EVISTA 53 53 62 118
PREMARIN 52 39 R 63 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 34 64 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 30 65 55
PAROXETINE HCL 50 29 65 65
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 Nov. 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.