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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 7188

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 133 out of 7188

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

12% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 529 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 668 500 88 1 3
LISINOPRIL 644 503 108 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574 491 78 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 484 433 28 4 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467 328 73 5 13
FUROSEMIDE 462 333 76 6 12
NAMENDA 409 404* 27 7 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 408 285 105 S3 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 365 292 61 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 321 244 55 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 263 57 11 34
OMEPRAZOLE 267 190 52 12 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267 193 39 A 12 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 262 244 35 14 36
GABAPENTIN 262 179 51 14 14
CARVEDILOL 254 206 33 16 26
RISPERIDONE 249 230 28 A 17 93
LORAZEPAM 239 205 66 B 18 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 194 42 19 8
FAMOTIDINE* 229 147 36 20 41
LEVETIRACETAM 222 131 29 21 119
LANTUS 210 145 38 22 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 196 41 22 9
TRAZODONE HCL 203 181 36 24 43
TRAMADOL HCL 187 137 49 25 27
MIRTAZAPINE 175 153 27 26 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 106 48 27 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 133 21 28 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 99 38 29 29
ABILIFY 150 117 11 A 30 147
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 145 91 22 31 200
ATENOLOL 140 135* 19 32 10
GENERLAC 139 40 14 33 326
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 104 16 34 107
CLOPIDOGREL 137 132* 24 35 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 100 20 36 51
LOVASTATIN 130 125* 24 37 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 118* 22 38 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 110 17 39 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121 116* 18 40 141
NOVOLOG 120 85 24 41 148
SERTRALINE HCL 119 91 25 42 40
DIOVAN 117 77 12 43 33
CYMBALTA 117 56 15 43 67
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 75 22 S2 45 143
CLONIDINE HCL 116 73 23 45 60
MELOXICAM 111 92 25 47 39
OLANZAPINE 99 87 12 A 48 135
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 57 17 48 152
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 85 16 50 15
VALPROIC ACID* 94 <11 <11 51 247
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 88* 14 52 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 59 19 53 111
AGGRENOX 91 <11 <11 53 243
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 56 59 55 115
ALPRAZOLAM 89 78 32 B 56 32
PREDNISONE 87 51 26 57 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 82* 18 57 21
AVODART 87 <11 <11 57 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 73 11 S2 60 142
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 79* 16 61 38
BACLOFEN 84 37 11 61 78
PAROXETINE HCL 83 49 14 63 71
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82 49 13 64 285
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 39 16 65 19
NYSTATIN 79 42 34 66 182
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78 54 12 R 67 171
JANUVIA 77 <11 <11 68 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 61 51 69 103
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 19 19 R 70 244
PROAIR HFA 75 38 22 70 31
GEMFIBROZIL 75 <11 <11 70 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 <11 <11 73 128
HUMALOG 70 30 15 73 219
RANITIDINE HCL 68 38 16 75 52
KLOR-CON M10 68 <11 <11 75 280
GLIPIZIDE 66 61* 19 77 20
FENTANYL 66 <11 <11 S2 77 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 50 13 79 217
DIAZEPAM 64 28 19 B 80 97
PERMETHRIN 63 45 37 81 324
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 47 28 R 82 185
TOPIRAMATE 62 <11 <11 82 203
PHENYTOIN 62 <11 <11 82 296
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 <11 <11 85 86
OXCARBAZEPINE 58 <11 <11 86 423
TRANSDERM-SCOP 58 23 11 86 531
SEROQUEL XR 57 <11 <11 A 88 292
KLOR-CON 10 57 41 11 88 167
LYRICA 57 <11 <11 88 110
CLONAZEPAM 55 23 13 B 91 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 50* 11 91 11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 49* 19 93 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 <11 <11 93 153
KLOR-CON 8 53 <11 <11 95 114
NOVOLIN R 53 26 16 95 163
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 <11 <11 97 180
AZITHROMYCIN 52 34 40 97 46
OLANZAPINE ODT 52 <11 <11 A 97 415
NAPROXEN 52 40 16 97 66
OXYCODONE HCL 51 <11 <11 S2 101 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 <11 <11 101 121
IBUPROFEN 51 14 16 101 35
FLUOCINONIDE 50 <11 <11 104 136
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50 <11 <11 S2 104 189
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 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.