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ARKADY MASSEN M.D.

19682 HESPERIAN BLVD STE 101A 1393 SANTA RITA RD. #A

Hayward | California | 94541

(510) 783-0536

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 6969

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 6969

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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
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this specialty
in California
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,371 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 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

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,169 618 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 981 479 2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 980 336 3 22
GABAPENTIN 900 511 4 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 809 446 S3 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 806 344 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 711 510 7 20
FUROSEMIDE 685 442 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 676 478 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 628 376 10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 567 383 11 6
DIOVAN 434 188 12 26
LISINOPRIL 429 325 13 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386 303 14 8
FAMOTIDINE 370 236 15 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 366 119 16 18
ATENOLOL 366 180 16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359 187 18 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 216 19 30
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 313 180 20 123
JANUVIA 300 130 21 41
LANTUS 294 205 22 50
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 294 217 22 212
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291 174 24 12
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 153 25 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263 171 26 23
LACTULOSE 261 93 27 131
MIRTAZAPINE 261 225 27 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 254 143 29 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 248 147 30 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 175 30 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 186 32 32
LEVETIRACETAM 209 102 33 128
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 205 126 34 55
CLONIDINE HCL 204 115 35 59
CARVEDILOL 197 138 36 25
CIMETIDINE 192 88 10 37 372
RANITIDINE HCL 187 102 38 46
NOVOLOG 186 129 39 166
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185 117 40 101
BACLOFEN 184 69 41 86
RISPERIDONE 180 88 42 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 178 140 43 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 175 133 44 45
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 170 86 45 179
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 91 46 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 162 89 47 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 158 75 48 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 75 49 31
CRESTOR 155 49 50 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 116 51 81
CLOPIDOGREL 151 90 51 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 71 53 169
NAMENDA 135 116 54 51
SPIRIVA 135 90 54 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 77 56 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 107 57 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 58 58 127
GLIPIZIDE 124 63 59 21
OLANZAPINE 122 107 60 139
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 73 61 114
NIASPAN 118 31 62 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 103 63 165
PROAIR HFA 115 42 64 33
AMIODARONE HCL 115 92 64 184
PLAVIX 112 61 66 68
EXELON 112 112 66 157
CYMBALTA 112 79 66 72
TRAZODONE HCL 112 66 66 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 77 70 14
DIOVAN HCT 109 48 70 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 25 72 24
NYSTATIN 104 58 72 215
NOVOLIN R 102 76 74 161
HYDROCORTISONE 102 52 74 218
ABILIFY 100 41 76 173
LIPITOR 100 51 76 89
FENOFIBRATE 99 15 78 63
HUMALOG 95 80 79 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 43 80 126
TRAVATAN Z 92 67 80 318
TRAMADOL HCL 90 50 82 27
CEPHALEXIN 86 58 83 96
DIGOXIN 85 55 84 71
SERTRALINE HCL 84 58 85 38
SINGULAIR 83 49 86 84
ALLOPURINOL 82 35 87 35
FLUOCINONIDE 82 45 87 134
PREDNISONE 81 65 89 70
HUMULIN R 81 44 89 223
RAMIPRIL 78 64 91 112
CARBAMAZEPINE 78 14 91 204
DETROL LA 77 39 93 223
GLYCOPYRROLATE 76 0 94 383
VALPROIC ACID 76 18 94 234
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 75 41 96 350
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 45 R 96 129
PHENYTOIN 74 49 98 301
ENABLEX 74 50 98 299
FENTANYL 74 0 S2 98 113
QVAR 73 33 101 120
LAMOTRIGINE 72 26 102 221
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71 37 103 78
MELOXICAM 71 31 103 36
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 70 38 S2 105 188
SANTYL 69 56 106 280
PERMETHRIN 67 46 107 331
GLYBURIDE 67 15 R 107 54
JALYN 63 30 109 339
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 44 110 109
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60 51 110 231
TOPIRAMATE 60 29 110 217
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 16 113 58
MECLIZINE HCL 59 44 113 100
RENVELA 58 21 115 389
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 33 116 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 41 R 116 87
BENICAR 57 18 116 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 28 119 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 44 120 93
ZETIA 55 31 120 98
LATANOPROST 55 49 120 268
HEPARIN SODIUM 54 45 123 302
CELEBREX 54 31 123 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 28 123 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 20 123 153
TRILIPIX 53 22 127 175
VERAPAMIL ER 53 30 127 133
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 0 R 129 177
VENTOLIN HFA 52 28 129 125
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 52 129 315
SEROQUEL 52 38 129 205
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 30 133 342
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 35 134 216
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 Feb. 24, 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.