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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 7188

$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 430 out of 7188

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
LISINOPRIL 919 807 185 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 829 711 176 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 817 713 162 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 763 662 146 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 709 525 133 5 7
LOVASTATIN 560 537 97 6 16
GABAPENTIN 557 454 127 7 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424 358 88 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421 369 90 9 5
ATENOLOL 410 353 71 10 10
GLIPIZIDE 387 336 68 11 20
FUROSEMIDE 335 310 64 12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335 242 84 S3 12 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310 284 57 14 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288 258 53 15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 163 58 16 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 226 196 36 17 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 193 40 18 29
SERTRALINE HCL 199 175 41 19 40
PAROXETINE HCL 191 164 34 20 71
DIOVAN 188 154 25 21 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 183 26 22 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 170 142 33 23 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 151 115 27 R 24 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 135 18 25 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 127 29 26 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 145 21 26 74
CLOPIDOGREL 141 122 24 28 28
TERAZOSIN HCL 141 141 22 28 54
TRAMADOL HCL 141 113 44 28 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 121 27 31 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 131* 21 32 50
CAPTOPRIL 124 124 18 33 233
MELOXICAM 122 108 33 34 39
IBUPROFEN 120 85 35 35 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 65 20 36 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 77 24 37 22
NAMENDA 96 96 19 37 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 66 25 39 23
FAMOTIDINE* 91 76 18 40 41
LORAZEPAM 90 85* 23 B 41 25
GEMFIBROZIL 89 75 17 42 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 60 15 43 38
ALLOPURINOL 82 77* 16 44 37
LANTUS 82 54 16 44 58
TRAZODONE HCL 81 76* 15 46 43
AZITHROMYCIN 77 52 72 47 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 59 18 48 34
VERAPAMIL ER 74 <11 <11 49 150
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 48 43 49 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 68* 15 51 59
ALPRAZOLAM 71 66* 20 B 52 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 54 18 52 30
MIRTAZAPINE 68 53 14 54 77
KLOR-CON 8 68 54 13 54 114
CLONIDINE HCL 67 62* 17 56 60
PROAIR HFA 67 43 28 56 31
CARVEDILOL 63 50 12 58 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 57* 11 59 82
CLONAZEPAM 62 <11 <11 B 59 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56* 49 61 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 56* 11 61 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 53* 15 63 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 <11 <11 R 64 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 50* 12 65 62
FENOFIBRATE* 55 40 11 65 64
CRESTOR 54 49* 14 67 47
BUPROPION XL 54 36 13 67 165
JANUVIA 52 37 11 69 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 46* 11 70 111
AMOXICILLIN 51 46* 46 70 95
NEXIUM 51 <11 <11 70 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 46* 15 70 21
RANITIDINE HCL 50 <11 <11 74 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 34 14 74 53
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 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.