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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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65,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1004

$3.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1004

1,171 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Massachusetts
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,171 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,171 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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 Massachusetts
FUROSEMIDE 3,094 2,811 326 1 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,842 2,574 118 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 2,279 1,616 315 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,185 1,695 209 4 4
LISINOPRIL 2,078 1,633 299 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,969 1,303 296 6 3
TRAZODONE HCL 1,491 1,170 229 7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,314 1,196 167 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,302 1,187 164 9 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,299 1,060 158 10 15
GABAPENTIN 1,243 979 157 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,241 1,067 170 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 1,182 791 160 13 8
ATENOLOL 990 809 139 14 10
RISPERIDONE 931 640 80 A 15 57
SERTRALINE HCL 914 714 91 16 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 905 771 99 A 17 49
TRAMADOL HCL 859 538 166 18 23
MIRTAZAPINE 857 752 112 19 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 696 525 82 20 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 682 546 87 21 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 670 493 79 22 60
CYMBALTA 658 562 49 23 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 651 632 86 24 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 618 513 93 25 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 576 450 46 26 88
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 574 419 70 27 6
ALLOPURINOL 561 524 73 28 34
OLANZAPINE 549 414 56 A 29 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 549 434 74 29 16
NAMENDA 542 529 51 31 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 538 497 235 32 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 508 422 82 33 46
LORAZEPAM 490 321 126 B 34 17
ABILIFY 488 307 26 A 35 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 420 373 61 36 29
SPIRIVA 419 332 66 37 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 418 307 102 38 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 398 303 46 39 44
LANTUS 398 346 62 39 50
CLOPIDOGREL 397 339 58 41 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 376 338 50 42 62
PROAIR HFA 370 168 99 43 19
CRESTOR 369 313 30 44 38
DIOVAN 358 329 30 45 51
LAMOTRIGINE 344 166 27 46 132
LACTULOSE 318 244 54 47 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 316 276 50 48 70
ALPRAZOLAM 315 93 58 B 49 42
JANUVIA 315 256 33 49 74
PREDNISONE 308 270 88 51 47
LEVETIRACETAM 298 220 41 52 104
CLONAZEPAM 293 193 58 B 53 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 291 267 34 54 101
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 289 168 33 R 55 140
CLOZAPINE 282 180 15 A 56 127
IBUPROFEN 275 87 77 57 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 268 213 46 58 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 265 157 32 59 148
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 136 72 S3 60 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 254 228 78 61 126
GLIPIZIDE 246 208 39 62 52
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 244 223 93 63 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 232 166 53 64 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 217 179 36 65 89
DIGOX 217 196 35 65 81
RANITIDINE HCL 208 137 34 67 28
FAMOTIDINE* 202 175 27 68 105
BACLOFEN 195 75 30 69 100
GLYBURIDE 194 154 31 R 70 56
DETROL LA 192 187* 17 71 125
CARVEDILOL 192 187* 33 71 59
CEPHALEXIN 190 161 81 73 145
FINASTERIDE 190 190 23 73 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 133 28 75 21
DIGOXIN 168 143 24 76 159
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 168 114 17 76 212
CELEBREX 167 110 18 78 87
VESICARE 160 135 12 79 112
HALOPERIDOL 159 75 17 A 80 138
LIDODERM 155 127 35 81 86
NAPROXEN 155 111 42 81 73
AZITHROMYCIN 154 132 105 83 94
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 154 129 58 83 184
FENOFIBRATE* 154 95 11 83 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 151 123 21 86 95
BUPROPION HCL SR 151 82 24 86 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 150 104 21 88 136
OXYCODONE HCL 149 85 53 S2 89 25
NYSTATIN 144 117 64 90 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 143 110 58 91 134
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 141 136* 68 92 196
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 104 16 93 152
HYDRALAZINE HCL 137 115 17 94 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 137 24 94 78
KLOR-CON M20 135 110 31 96 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132 20 15 97 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 129 124* 29 98 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 113 69 98 99
ERYTHROMYCIN 129 124* 73 98 233
MUPIROCIN* 127 115 52 101 207
ZETIA 123 <11 <11 102 109
FLOVENT HFA 121 91 29 103 108
KLOR-CON 10 121 121 12 103 173
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 110 82 103 153
AMIODARONE HCL 120 115* 18 106 194
CLONIDINE HCL 120 68 21 106 124
NOVOLOG 119 87 32 108 120
NEXIUM 118 113* 11 109 93
PAROXETINE HCL 114 114 12 110 55
NYSTOP 109 82 41 111 133
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108 83 38 112 176
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107 83 18 113 177
VERAPAMIL ER 107 85 11 113 106
NITROFURANTOIN* 105 105 19 115 179
SYMBICORT 105 80 21 115 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL 104 92 13 117 193
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103 54 14 R 118 71
LATANOPROST 103 98* 17 118 146
NIFEDIPINE ER 102 102 13 120 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 <11 <11 121 92
NOVOLIN R 99 74 26 121 253
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 98 49 11 123 198
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96 <11 <11 124 220
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 92 <11 <11 A 125 257
CARBAMAZEPINE 92 <11 <11 125 161
LEVEMIR 85 70 17 127 180
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 85 80* 24 127 182
OXCARBAZEPINE 84 <11 <11 129 261
TERAZOSIN HCL 83 78* 11 130 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 31 25 R 130 67
GLIPIZIDE XL 83 <11 <11 130 156
OLANZAPINE ODT 82 <11 <11 A 133 230
NOVOLIN 70-30 81 81 12 134 263
EXELON 81 81 12 134 197
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 56 14 136 69
TRAVATAN Z 79 79 12 137 264
LOPERAMIDE 79 40 35 137 264
FENTANYL 79 79 18 S2 137 103
ENULOSE 77 72* 16 140 165
COLCRYS 76 <11 <11 141 157
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 71* 22 141 150
LABETALOL HCL 74 56 12 143 135
AMOXICILLIN 74 62 40 143 163
NITROSTAT 74 60 48 143 215
NOVOLIN N 74 <11 <11 143 222
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 <11 <11 147 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 73 53 21 R 147 210
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 68* 11 147 91
LIDOCAINE 71 54 23 150 234
CALCITRIOL 71 71 11 150 187
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 <11 <11 150 142
HUMALOG 71 39 19 150 143
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 <11 <11 154 41
PRIMIDONE 68 <11 <11 155 276
GALANTAMINE HBR 67 <11 <11 156 159
METFORMIN HCL ER 67 <11 <11 156 48
LUMIGAN 67 67 11 156 232
ANASTROZOLE 66 <11 <11 159 282
GEMFIBROZIL 64 40 12 160 115
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 64 <11 <11 160 191
KLOR-CON M10 64 53 11 160 208
FENOFIBRATE* 64 <11 <11 160 63
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63 21 14 164 144
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63 63 16 164 237
RISPERDAL CONSTA 63 <11 <11 A 164 286
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 62 57* 11 167 289
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 62 <11 <11 167 289
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 62 <11 <11 167 245
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 <11 <11 167 203
LYRICA 61 <11 <11 171 141
DESONIDE 61 43 12 171 293
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 18 16 173 36
DEXILANT 60 <11 <11 173 111
METRONIDAZOLE 60 49 22 173 300
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 176 64
LIDOCAINE HCL* 59 54* 48 176 303
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 58 <11 <11 178 305
FENOFIBRATE* 58 58 11 178 63
BUPROPION XL 57 <11 <11 180 221
LOVASTATIN 55 <11 <11 181 32
CARTIA XT 55 34 13 181 310
RIVASTIGMINE 55 <11 <11 181 310
CEFTRIAXONE* 54 49* 43 184 249
THIORIDAZINE HCL 54 <11 <11 A R 184 315
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 48* 21 S2 186 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 <11 <11 187 83
MIDODRINE HCL 52 <11 <11 187 320
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 52 47* 29 187 320
PERPHENAZINE 51 <11 <11 A 190 326
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 50 <11 <11 A 191 330
MECLIZINE HCL 50 30 12 191 114
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 March 17, 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.