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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1588

$1000K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1588

212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
100%* 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

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

80 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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
TRAMADOL HCL 702 618 80 1 26
NEXIUM 656 593 69 2 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 624 566 69 3 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559 485 67 4 3
IBUPROFEN 467 420 60 5 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458 432 54 6 1
SIMVASTATIN 409 392 48 7 4
DIOVAN 383 352 45 8 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 332 46 9 21
GABAPENTIN 356 329 52 10 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 333 328* 43 11 23
MECLIZINE HCL 315 300 43 12 157
CRESTOR 310 290 34 13 30
PAROXETINE HCL 302 297* 38 14 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 260 234 34 15 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 255 232 36 16 44
ATENOLOL 255 219 30 16 18
MELOXICAM 251 221 36 18 49
CLONAZEPAM 250 238 29 B 19 50
VOLTAREN 233 222 41 20 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 207 23 21 73
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 200 31 22 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 218 199 51 23 51
FUROSEMIDE 189 165 26 24 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187 174 19 25 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 175 25 25 13
BACLOFEN 185 180* 27 27 107
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166 161* 20 28 6
OMEPRAZOLE 164 144 25 29 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 150 130 19 30 202
AZITHROMYCIN 150 123 91 30 72
CLOPIDOGREL 149 144* 14 32 12
LANSOPRAZOLE 147 142* 17 33 211
RIVASTIGMINE 141 141 14 34 367
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 134* 18 35 58
PROAIR HFA 138 120 19 36 54
CELEBREX 135 130* 19 37 76
ZETIA 130 130 15 38 75
LOVAZA 124 113 13 39 78
FENOFIBRATE* 121 109 12 40 125
ALLOPURINOL 120 102 13 41 34
METFORMIN HCL 112 98 13 42 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110 105* 14 43 152
KETOCONAZOLE 109 104* 26 44 155
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 104 99* 13 R 45 251
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102 86 12 46 88
CLONIDINE HCL 97 92* 19 47 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 <11 <11 48 71
CARVEDILOL 93 80 13 49 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 86* 13 50 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 <11 <11 50 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89 73 13 52 27
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 87 76 18 53 245
DEXILANT 81 65 14 54 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 59 11 55 33
ALPRAZOLAM 78 <11 <11 B 56 45
NAMENDA 75 75 13 57 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75 <11 <11 R 57 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 52 12 59 22
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 70 65* 19 60 503
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 69 64* 15 61 274
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69 <11 <11 R 61 183
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 63* 12 63 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 52 48 64 39
LORAZEPAM 66 <11 <11 B 64 35
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 <11 <11 66 223
GLYBURIDE 63 <11 <11 R 67 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 <11 <11 68 99
SYMBICORT 61 <11 <11 68 148
GEMFIBROZIL 61 <11 <11 68 153
DETROL LA 60 <11 <11 71 266
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 60 <11 <11 71 270
LIDODERM 60 55* 17 71 96
NASONEX 59 54* 11 74 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 <11 <11 75 74
DIOVAN HCT 57 52* 24 76 329
SERTRALINE HCL 57 <11 <11 76 53
LISINOPRIL 56 <11 <11 78 7
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 79 243
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 <11 <11 80 56
RAMIPRIL 53 <11 <11 80 115
ABILIFY 51 <11 <11 A 82 144
JANUMET 50 <11 <11 83 185
PROCTOZONE-HC 50 <11 <11 83 261
KLOR-CON 8 50 <11 <11 83 177
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 <11 <11 83 371
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.