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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 7188

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 7188

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

2% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,724 1,525 243 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 847 458 181 S3 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 769 674 110 3 7
LISINOPRIL 762 584 128 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 754 666 119 5 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 742 554 120 6 30
OMEPRAZOLE 681 516 111 7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 575 500 83 8 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568 541 75 9 21
CRESTOR 562 546 78 10 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 554 504 74 11 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 545 403 94 12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 527 465 81 13 13
SIMVASTATIN 507 424 74 14 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 496 452 62 15 45
IBUPROFEN 480 362 102 16 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387 294 49 17 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379 374* 52 18 50
GABAPENTIN 376 279 67 19 14
MELOXICAM 345 317 58 20 39
FUROSEMIDE 315 276 50 21 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 304 286 36 22 101
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 287 50 23 74
LORAZEPAM 279 245 60 B 24 25
ATENOLOL 277 227 34 25 10
BACLOFEN 276 213 51 26 78
CARVEDILOL 270 265* 41 27 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 258 236 37 28 18
TRAMADOL HCL 255 206 53 29 27
CLONIDINE HCL 249 244* 33 30 60
CLOPIDOGREL 220 182 30 31 28
BENICAR HCT 217 212* 35 32 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 182 35 33 9
PROAIR HFA 212 158 52 34 31
AVODART 195 195 28 35 113
CELEBREX 188 183* 28 36 61
VESICARE 183 178* 40 37 138
EXELON 177 158 37 38 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 130 35 39 15
DIOVAN 169 150 26 40 33
MECLIZINE HCL 168 155 40 41 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 163 106 28 42 51
ATELVIA 163 158* 24 42 131
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 160 132 29 S3 44 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 155 128 25 45 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155 141 22 R 45 55
TRADJENTA 148 143* 34 47 170
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 114 14 48 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 110 24 49 29
JANUVIA 128 123* 24 50 42
JANUMET 116 102 20 51 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 108* 18 52 11
PRADAXA 113 113 21 52 277
DIGOXIN 113 113 18 52 228
FAMOTIDINE* 112 67 14 55 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 72 23 56 23
ZETIA 107 102* 14 57 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 76 13 58 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90 85* 11 59 82
ALLOPURINOL 90 66 12 59 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89 84* 53 61 57
RANITIDINE HCL 85 64 13 62 52
ALPRAZOLAM 83 14 19 B 63 32
BYSTOLIC 82 <11 <11 64 137
LOVASTATIN 82 64 12 64 16
NITROSTAT 78 78 26 66 210
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 <11 <11 67 62
DIOVAN HCT 76 76 33 68 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 37 13 69 111
SERTRALINE HCL 73 46 18 69 40
CARISOPRODOL 72 11 14 R 71 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71 66* 13 72 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70 20 11 73 53
NEXIUM 67 36 13 74 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 <11 <11 75 153
FINASTERIDE 66 <11 <11 75 73
SPIRIVA 65 <11 <11 77 68
NAMENDA 62 <11 <11 78 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62 50 16 78 34
KLOR-CON 8 61 56* 12 80 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 56* 13 80 100
CLONAZEPAM 61 40 13 B 80 63
TEMAZEPAM 59 54* 16 B 83 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 28 13 83 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 <11 <11 85 86
CYMBALTA 53 33 11 86 67
DEXILANT 53 42 16 86 104
PATADAY 52 <11 <11 88 183
VENTOLIN HFA 51 24 15 89 155
LYRICA 51 28 11 89 110
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 45* 13 91 213
AZELASTINE HCL 50 38 14 91 282
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 Aug. 20, 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.