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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 19

$2.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 19

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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

22% of this provider’s 471 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 36,915 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

81 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 28.


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
TRAMADOL HCL 1,171 1,139 1 19
MECLIZINE HCL 1,152 1,102 10 2 37
DIOVAN HCT 1,070 1,043 3 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,053 1,016 4 12
CRESTOR 938 908 5 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 827 821 6 21
SIMVASTATIN 817 789 7 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 781 758 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766 759 9 2
NEXIUM 748 725 10 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 690 659 11 10
MELOXICAM 679 645 12 31
FUROSEMIDE 647 644 13 7
IBUPROFEN 645 612 14 33
CELEBREX 631 605 15 45
ACTOS 563 552 10 16 60
ATENOLOL 552 536 17 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 540 540 18 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 534 495 19 23
CARVEDILOL 511 490 20 15
LOVAZA 450 450 21 84
OMEPRAZOLE 449 426 22 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 432 415 23 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420 401 24 32
CLOPIDOGREL 407 380 25 30
PLAVIX 402 393 26 40
DIOVAN 387 371 27 14
LIPITOR 355 335 28 64
EXELON 329 328 29 89
ACTONEL 323 323 30 69
METFORMIN HCL 323 317 30 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 323 317 30 70
SINGULAIR 311 310 33 53
DEXILANT 297 282 34 86
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281 281 35 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 268 36 16
VOLTAREN 277 276 37 108
ZETIA 274 257 38 122
NAMENDA 271 270 39 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 270 251 40 36
PROAIR HFA 257 255 41 49
JANUVIA 255 231 42 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 254 250 43 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 251 251 44 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237 217 S3 45 6
LANSOPRAZOLE 236 235 46 107
TRILIPIX 233 231 47 104
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 232 230 S3 48 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 216 204 49 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211 211 50 18
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 206 200 51 111
FAMOTIDINE 203 194 52 42
CILOSTAZOL 198 198 53 140
FENOFIBRATE 193 182 54 52
AVODART 192 190 55 101
NITROSTAT 192 173 55 127
JANUMET 191 191 57 117
BENICAR HCT 189 189 58 130
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 185 171 10 59 143
PAROXETINE HCL 183 183 60 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 183 183 R 60 145
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 183 158 60 120
VESICARE 178 175 63 147
COREG CR 176 173 64 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 174 172 65 98
ACTOPLUS MET 172 162 66 150
LIDODERM 169 168 67 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 168 68 22
GABAPENTIN 167 165 69 20
DIGOXIN 162 162 70 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 155 70 28
RAMIPRIL 162 162 70 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 147 73 24
NAPROXEN 155 155 74 80
BONIVA 146 142 75 139
ACIPHEX 143 142 76 162
LYRICA 143 143 76 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 139 78 9
CYMBALTA 140 136 79 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130 128 80 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 130 130 80 96
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 125 82 13
FLUOCINONIDE 125 123 82 173
VENTOLIN HFA 123 119 84 90
BYSTOLIC 123 123 84 174
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112 112 86 133
EXFORGE HCT 112 110 86 182
LEXAPRO 109 109 88 188
CLONIDINE HCL 109 104 88 50
DETROL LA 107 97 90 151
NIFEDIPINE ER 106 93 91 95
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 103 103 R 92 58
JALYN 100 100 93 191
MOMETASONE FUROATE 100 100 93 191
MEGESTROL ACETATE 99 99 R 95 110
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 98 95 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 98 98 97 196
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 93 98 47
NASONEX 91 86 99 160
ALCOHOL SWABS 90 86 100 200
WELCHOL 88 88 101 201
EFFIENT 88 88 101 201
LANTUS 86 81 103 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 81 104 205
SERTRALINE HCL 83 83 105 51
RANITIDINE HCL 82 82 106 46
EXFORGE 80 80 107 137
PROCTOSOL-HC 78 78 108 207
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 77 75 109 209
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 76 76 110 212
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 72 111 68
TRICOR 72 69 112 113
ZENPEP 68 68 113 219
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 114 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 63 114 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 64 116 57
VYTORIN 64 64 117 223
NIFEDICAL XL 64 64 117 223
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 64 117 157
NATEGLINIDE 64 64 117 223
AMIODARONE HCL 63 63 121 132
NIASPAN 63 63 121 228
KLOR-CON 8 62 62 123 88
ONGLYZA 61 61 124 138
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60 60 125 233
PRISTIQ ER 59 50 126 236
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 59 126 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 59 126 125
LOVASTATIN 58 58 129 25
LISINOPRIL 58 58 129 8
SPIRIVA 58 58 129 94
TRIBENZOR 58 58 129 237
VERAPAMIL ER 56 56 133 155
AGGRENOX 56 56 133 245
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 55 135 77
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 135 63
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 55 55 135 249
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 53 R 138 158
COLCRYS 54 54 138 170
AZITHROMYCIN 53 51 140 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 140 80
ULTICARE 52 52 142 251
FOSAMAX PLUS D 52 52 10 142 251
SAVELLA 52 33 142 251
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 44 R 142 131
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 52 142 251
VERAPAMIL ER PM 50 46 147 258
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 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.