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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 6969

$948K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 6969

503 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

2% of this provider’s 503 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 503 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,360 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653 499 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 535 392 2 1
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 458 302 3 123
LISINOPRIL 458 408 3 2
GLIPIZIDE 457 345 5 21
OMEPRAZOLE 451 365 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431 206 S3 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 414 292 8 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 413 375 9 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401 331 10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 273 11 13
NAMENDA 295 286 12 51
RISPERIDONE 256 187 13 88
NOVOLIN R 255 198 14 161
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 255 151 14 179
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 199 16 20
HUMULIN R 240 181 17 223
OLANZAPINE 238 153 18 139
GABAPENTIN 218 149 19 17
ATENOLOL 215 182 20 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211 146 21 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 209 164 22 18
FAMOTIDINE 201 172 23 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 198 144 24 101
CLONIDINE HCL 193 156 25 59
FUROSEMIDE 190 149 26 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 154 26 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 186 112 28 103
SODIUM CHLORIDE 176 147 29 242
CARVEDILOL 174 133 30 25
MEGESTROL ACETATE 172 156 R 31 129
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 170 134 32 439
LEVETIRACETAM 166 133 33 128
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 151 53 R 34 177
LANTUS 149 78 35 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 125 36 14
IBUPROFEN 128 56 37 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 112 38 119
DIGOXIN 114 77 39 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 103 40 8
MIRTAZAPINE 112 89 41 76
DIOVAN 111 98 42 26
LACTULOSE 108 62 43 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 74 44 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 79 45 12
AMOXICILLIN 102 76 45 99
SERTRALINE HCL 100 75 47 38
VALPROIC ACID 100 74 47 234
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 66 49 169
CLOPIDOGREL 96 78 50 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 30 51 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 63 51 11
GLYBURIDE 92 54 R 53 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 54 54 55
SANTYL 91 91 54 280
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 85 45 56 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84 66 S3 57 73
SEROQUEL 80 39 58 205
PLAVIX 77 65 59 68
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 39 59 204
CEPHALEXIN 76 57 61 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 62 61 102
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 44 63 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 66 64 56
LEVEMIR 69 62 65 232
TRAMADOL HCL 66 52 66 27
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 52 66 171
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 59 68 22
TIMOLOL MALEATE 65 61 68 387
TRAZODONE HCL 65 54 68 47
PAROXETINE HCL 65 31 68 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 53 72 93
ALLOPURINOL 62 37 73 35
AZITHROMYCIN 62 55 73 42
NEXIUM 60 47 75 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 43 76 114
GEMFIBROZIL 57 57 77 85
HALOPERIDOL 57 0 77 244
ABILIFY 56 27 79 173
JANUVIA 55 39 80 41
CYMBALTA 54 42 81 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 44 82 136
PROAIR HFA 50 24 83 33
CELEBREX 50 46 83 67
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. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.