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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 7188

$856K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 7188

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

6% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,327 882 226 S3 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 648 509 134 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 635 518 119 3 6
LISINOPRIL 475 418 93 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462 398 79 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 450 365 106 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 444 378 91 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 404 338 82 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 301 68 9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 332 279 59 10 34
MELOXICAM 285 253 75 11 39
LORAZEPAM 267 201 56 B 12 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262 201 64 13 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 213 57 14 8
GABAPENTIN 232 152 41 15 14
CARVEDILOL 225 190 38 16 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223 185 51 17 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222 182 85 18 23
ALPRAZOLAM 199 132 26 B 19 32
SERTRALINE HCL 198 166 35 20 40
LOVASTATIN 193 188* 35 21 16
ATENOLOL 192 156 44 22 10
PROAIR HFA 190 110 59 23 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 164 36 24 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 132 36 25 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 150 118 69 26 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 118 41 27 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 146 126 25 28 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 146 21 28 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 144 129 32 30 45
IBUPROFEN 143 79 39 31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 140 114 29 32 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 134* 23 33 22
TEMAZEPAM 133 106 25 B 34 70
DIOVAN 131 126* 15 35 33
NAMENDA 114 114 15 36 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 99 19 37 24
GLYBURIDE 111 106* 30 R 38 85
CLONIDINE HCL 108 94 22 39 60
TRAMADOL HCL 106 85 35 40 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 102 97* 17 R 41 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 81 18 42 111
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101 96* 25 42 21
AZITHROMYCIN 101 77 87 42 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 83 79 45 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 78 18 46 49
NAPROXEN 95 60 35 47 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 72 18 48 18
FAMOTIDINE* 90 56 18 49 41
LANTUS 84 79* 16 50 58
BACLOFEN 82 46 30 51 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 54 11 52 107
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 67 14 53 15
NEXIUM 78 40 17 54 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 70* 13 55 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 68* 16 56 30
JANUMET 72 67* 14 57 130
PREDNISONE 71 66* 31 58 65
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 65* 13 S2 59 143
RAMIPRIL 67 <11 <11 60 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 48 17 61 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 <11 <11 61 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 61* 46 61 103
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66 49 19 61 164
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 60* 14 65 86
JANUVIA 62 <11 <11 66 42
ALLOPURINOL 61 47 12 67 37
METOLAZONE 59 54* 16 68 312
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 <11 <11 68 51
DIGOX 57 <11 <11 70 108
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 70 71
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 11 72 177
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 <11 <11 A 73 81
AVODART 52 <11 <11 74 113
NOVOLOG 51 46* 15 75 148
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 <11 <11 75 62
FENTANYL 51 <11 <11 S2 75 118
SPIRIVA 51 <11 <11 75 68
LACTULOSE 51 51 11 75 125
MECLIZINE HCL 50 38 22 80 102
GEMFIBROZIL 50 <11 <11 80 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 <11 <11 80 200
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 8, 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.