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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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63,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 6969

$4.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 6969

950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

8% of this provider’s 950 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 57,377 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

67 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,936 1,715 10 1 22
CRESTOR 1,931 1,681 10 2 39
DIOVAN HCT 1,864 1,694 10 3 57
SIMVASTATIN 1,727 1,588 4 1
NEXIUM 1,490 1,281 5 52
OMEPRAZOLE 1,350 1,160 6 6
DIOVAN 1,269 1,152 10 7 26
TRAMADOL HCL 1,201 1,056 8 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,197 1,095 9 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,188 1,056 10 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,182 1,113 11 32
LOVAZA 1,030 958 12 77
METFORMIN HCL 1,011 895 13 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 935 828 14 5
CLONIDINE HCL 921 888 10 15 59
FUROSEMIDE 898 880 16 10
NAMENDA 878 825 17 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 812 717 10 18 78
MELOXICAM 810 730 19 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 771 706 20 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 753 713 21 53
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 747 693 R 22 92
ATENOLOL 705 644 23 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 691 648 24 23
MECLIZINE HCL 681 615 10 25 100
IBUPROFEN 671 519 26 29
ZETIA 639 622 27 98
VOLTAREN 630 583 28 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 629 568 29 45
PLAVIX 626 592 30 68
CELEBREX 623 563 31 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 613 538 32 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571 540 33 13
CARVEDILOL 567 542 34 25
CYMBALTA 539 460 35 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 535 474 36 55
CLOPIDOGREL 527 495 37 48
SINGULAIR 508 454 38 84
SERTRALINE HCL 496 482 39 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 492 451 40 18
JANUVIA 469 464 41 41
GABAPENTIN 466 411 42 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 431 360 43 93
DEXILANT 429 385 44 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 428 412 45 81
LIDODERM 425 355 46 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 406 387 47 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 401 371 48 31
GLIPIZIDE 392 342 49 21
LIPITOR 348 301 50 89
ALCOHOL SWABS 342 328 10 51 273
PRANDIN 336 329 10 52 271
INSULIN SYRINGE 321 311 53 60
FENOFIBRATE 318 246 54 63
ACTOS 300 291 55 61
PAROXETINE HCL 297 262 56 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 285 251 57 187
LANTUS 275 263 58 50
JANUMET 273 267 59 138
MICARDIS HCT 272 247 10 60 285
LEXAPRO 267 239 61 200
AZITHROMYCIN 264 233 62 42
AVODART 255 247 63 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 253 241 64 91
TRILIPIX 252 231 65 175
GLYBURIDE 245 229 R 66 54
NAPROXEN 243 184 67 62
PROAIR HFA 240 191 68 33
VESICARE 231 224 69 163
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 210 70 8
LISINOPRIL 226 202 71 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 225 189 72 56
KLOR-CON 8 223 223 73 104
EXFORGE HCT 223 214 10 73 362
RANITIDINE HCL 221 198 75 46
FAMOTIDINE 217 178 76 37
SPIRIVA 217 204 76 66
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 214 195 78 178
VYTORIN 212 210 79 148
DIGOXIN 207 207 80 71
NASONEX 204 181 81 144
MEGESTROL ACETATE 202 198 R 82 129
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 200 83 20
NATEGLINIDE 197 197 84 228
LANSOPRAZOLE 197 186 84 171
LEVEMIR 192 170 86 232
GLIMEPIRIDE 192 185 86 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 192 192 86 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191 153 89 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 153 S3 90 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188 165 91 151
EXELON 188 176 91 157
NITROSTAT 185 155 93 210
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 118 94 132
EFFIENT 170 169 95 272
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 167 161 96 227
BONIVA 164 157 97 198
CREON 163 140 98 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 163 161 98 119
CILOSTAZOL 162 149 100 208
ROPINIROLE HCL 162 156 100 162
ACTONEL 162 131 100 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE 158 117 103 259
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157 129 104 19
ACIPHEX 153 152 105 181
RAMIPRIL 151 143 106 112
PROPRANOLOL HCL 149 118 107 153
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 129 10 108 346
COLCRYS 138 129 109 211
OLANZAPINE 133 133 110 139
SURE COMFORT 133 120 110 263
SYMBICORT 131 119 112 149
AMIODARONE HCL 130 130 113 184
AMITIZA 127 117 114 254
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 127 113 114 269
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 122 119 116 282
BACLOFEN 121 115 117 86
FLUOCINONIDE 119 103 118 134
BYSTOLIC 114 86 119 155
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 101 120 34
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 108 103 121 260
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107 107 R 122 174
VENTOLIN HFA 106 84 123 125
TRICOR 106 100 123 143
ZENPEP 104 92 125 283
BENICAR HCT 103 97 126 176
ATELVIA 103 89 126 111
ARICEPT 102 102 128 399
LOVASTATIN 102 73 128 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 79 128 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 98 82 131 49
PATANOL 97 86 132 142
DETROL LA 94 69 133 223
NOVOLOG 93 72 134 166
ONGLYZA 93 73 134 164
XOPENEX HFA 91 90 136 350
ABILIFY 90 79 137 173
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 66 137 43
HUMALOG 89 89 139 167
ALLOPURINOL 86 86 140 35
SINGLE USE SWAB 86 83 140 306
SYNTHROID 85 65 142 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 84 142 106
TOPROL XL 85 84 142 430
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 85 85 142 324
MICARDIS 82 67 146 277
GEMFIBROZIL 81 45 147 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 79 148 109
LIVALO 77 67 149 332
HUMULIN 70-30 77 72 149 294
LYRICA 74 70 151 137
TRADJENTA 72 72 152 325
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 59 152 101
AMOXICILLIN 72 57 152 99
EVISTA 68 62 155 118
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68 62 155 402
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 62 155 74
ULORIC 67 67 158 243
PROCTOZONE-HC 65 64 159 293
SEROQUEL 64 62 160 205
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 54 R 160 159
PATADAY 63 63 162 213
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 62 62 163 328
PEN NEEDLE 62 62 163 196
LEVOXYL 61 46 165 122
FINASTERIDE 61 61 165 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 55 167 114
PRADAXA 59 59 168 313
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 57 S3 169 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 38 R 169 130
MIRTAZAPINE 57 45 171 76
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57 57 171 367
BENICAR 57 57 171 107
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 56 47 174 230
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 56 174 95
EXFORGE 53 53 176 190
PREMARIN 52 45 R 177 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 177 191
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 50 179 165
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 28, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.