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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 7188

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 7188

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in California
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in California
FUROSEMIDE 1,694 1,568 138 1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,120 1,034 104 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,014 850 92 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 925 871 69 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 876 836 72 5 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 875 845 59 6 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 866 742 136 S3 7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 858 740 65 8 40
METFORMIN HCL 685 539 63 9 7
GABAPENTIN 647 566 54 10 14
RISPERIDONE 594 521 52 A 11 93
CARVEDILOL 574 559 59 12 26
NAMENDA 570 537 32 13 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 524 519* 33 14 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 512 421 44 15 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 497 476 46 16 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 461 426 39 17 9
FAMOTIDINE* 442 369 39 18 41
CLOPIDOGREL 425 410 43 19 28
SIMVASTATIN 411 396 49 20 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 354 330 22 21 38
ATENOLOL 347 291 43 22 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 324 319* 32 23 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 295 244 54 24 8
DIOVAN 264 251 23 25 33
FINASTERIDE 251 251 13 26 73
PREDNISONE 251 235 25 26 65
FENTANYL 249 187 26 S2 28 118
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 248 243* 39 29 254
ABILIFY 241 191 14 A 30 147
ALLOPURINOL 239 234* 23 31 37
LORAZEPAM 232 217 63 B 32 25
NEXIUM 230 154 22 33 48
NOVOLIN R 226 190 46 34 163
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 163 27 35 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 219 <11 <11 36 168
DIGOX 218 207 29 37 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 214 209* 20 38 133
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 193 33 39 11
CYMBALTA 203 198* 15 40 67
MEGESTROL ACETATE 190 179 35 R 41 146
CLONIDINE HCL 188 137 25 42 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 188 183* 19 42 62
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 186 172 36 S3 44 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 185 121 16 45 152
ENULOSE 182 143 22 46 392
ALPRAZOLAM 181 165 38 B 47 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 177 172* 14 48 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 172 117 16 49 156
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 163* 21 50 21
PAROXETINE HCL 164 159* 16 51 71
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 159 135 14 R 52 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156 151* 20 53 19
AFEDITAB CR 155 <11 <11 10 54 459
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 153 148* 14 55 59
KLOR-CON 8 153 <11 <11 55 114
OLANZAPINE 147 <11 <11 A 57 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 141* 19 58 15
GLIPIZIDE 145 130 17 59 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145 <11 <11 59 107
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 143 130 46 61 200
MELOXICAM 142 127 14 62 39
LANTUS 136 103 21 63 58
NUEDEXTA 136 <11 <11 63 306
VESICARE 134 <11 <11 65 138
PROCRIT 124 124 12 66 354
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 100 33 67 29
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 113 108* 18 67 454
TRAZODONE HCL 108 <11 <11 69 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 86 34 70 17
MIRTAZAPINE 107 95 12 70 77
NITROFURANTOIN* 106 <11 <11 72 370
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 106 101* 12 72 262
KLOR-CON M20 104 93 16 74 212
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 89 67 75 115
LEVETIRACETAM 100 <11 <11 76 119
SUCRALFATE 98 <11 <11 77 242
KLOR-CON 10 97 <11 <11 78 167
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 91* 24 79 49
SPIRIVA 95 84 17 80 68
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 72 17 81 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 86* 15 82 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 85* 64 83 69
TRAMADOL HCL 89 84* 21 84 27
CARBAMAZEPINE 88 <11 <11 85 199
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 82* 14 86 111
JANUVIA 87 64 11 86 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87 <11 <11 86 198
LYRICA 86 <11 <11 89 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 <11 <11 90 86
PREMARIN 81 76* 12 R 91 159
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 52 12 A 92 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 72* 62 92 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 <11 <11 92 30
HUMULIN R 74 59 19 95 237
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 <11 <11 R 96 149
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 <11 <11 97 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 58 13 R 97 96
FLUCONAZOLE 70 65* 16 99 264
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69 <11 <11 100 184
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 64* 13 100 53
URSODIOL 67 <11 <11 102 461
DEXILANT 67 <11 <11 102 104
KLOR-CON M10 65 60* 16 104 280
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 <11 <11 104 51
LACTULOSE 65 46 14 104 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 <11 <11 107 158
CELEBREX 63 <11 <11 108 61
CLONAZEPAM 61 56* 11 B 109 63
NIASPAN 60 <11 <11 110 162
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 <11 <11 110 50
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 <11 <11 112 54
LEXAPRO 57 <11 <11 112 537
DIAZEPAM 55 50* 13 B 114 97
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 115 18
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 <11 <11 115 174
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 49* 19 115 141
NAPROXEN 54 49* 11 115 66
AMITIZA 52 <11 <11 119 186
XARELTO 50 <11 <11 120 236
AMOXICILLIN 50 45* 35 120 95
CEPHALEXIN 50 45* 37 120 98
SOTALOL 50 <11 <11 120 405
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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. 16, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.