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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 7188

$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 7188

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,283 1,235 182 1 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,102 1,076 159 2 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 802 802 116 3 36
DIOVAN 777 777 101 4 33
LIDODERM 707 670 158 5 76
ATENOLOL 676 643 84 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 666 661* 85 7 1
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 657 652* 195 8 141
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 569 555 104 9 53
NEXIUM 562 517 106 10 48
OMEPRAZOLE 552 547* 125 11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549 531 90 12 8
GLIPIZIDE 502 491 58 13 20
EVISTA 497 492* 75 14 124
JANUVIA 492 487* 69 15 42
CLOPIDOGREL 454 449* 65 16 28
VOLTAREN 452 437 122 17 83
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 450 436 129 18 196
GABAPENTIN 440 435* 99 19 14
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 386 370 135 20 271
AZITHROMYCIN 364 359* 189 21 46
AMOXICILLIN 355 333 159 22 95
CELEBREX 336 331* 76 23 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306 293 98 24 23
METFORMIN HCL 305 300* 50 25 7
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 292 287* 104 26 57
AVODART 287 287 33 27 113
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270 258 36 28 3
PROAIR HFA 268 263* 62 29 31
CARVEDILOL 264 264 33 30 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 256 236 50 31 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 252 247* 35 32 22
CRESTOR 248 228 43 33 47
NASONEX 233 228* 52 34 139
LOVAZA 232 227* 36 35 72
TERAZOSIN HCL 224 219* 32 36 54
PROCTOZONE-HC 221 216* 55 37 230
MELOXICAM 217 212* 54 38 39
MUPIROCIN* 216 204 109 39 276
CEPHALEXIN 215 203 109 40 98
CLONIDINE HCL 212 207* 62 41 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 187* 33 42 50
PATANOL 192 187* 53 42 169
EXELON 188 188 30 44 157
GEMFIBROZIL 183 178* 28 45 92
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 173* 26 46 74
PATADAY 171 166* 42 47 183
CREON 158 153* 30 48 134
FLUOCINONIDE 157 152* 43 49 136
PAROXETINE HCL 153 148* 27 50 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 147* 102 51 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151 151 19 52 21
BENICAR 145 140* 22 53 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 140* 22 53 19
TRAMADOL HCL 141 136* 33 55 27
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 141 136* 52 55 407
NIFEDIPINE ER 135 130* 23 57 94
ZETIA 126 126 19 58 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 118 22 59 86
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114 109* 36 60 225
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 112 18 61 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 98* 24 62 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 95 16 63 217
NAMENDA 95 95 18 63 44
PREDNISONE 91 86* 60 65 65
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 91 91 13 65 251
PROPRANOLOL HCL 89 84* 23 67 153
ALLOPURINOL 86 81* 15 68 37
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 18 69 126
FINASTERIDE 81 81 11 70 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 76 13 71 13
RANITIDINE HCL 76 71* 12 71 52
TRAZODONE HCL 75 70* 18 73 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 69* 30 74 17
LATANOPROST 72 72 12 75 238
DEXILANT 71 66* 14 76 104
DESOXIMETASONE 71 71 21 76 382
TRADJENTA 66 66 11 78 170
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 <11 <11 79 101
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 64 64 28 79 286
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 <11 <11 81 18
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61 56* 14 82 209
URSODIOL 61 <11 <11 82 461
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 <11 <11 R 84 129
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 55 14 85 174
FAMOTIDINE* 53 48* 18 86 41
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 53 53 15 86 271
VIREAD 52 <11 <11 88 305
RAPAFLO 52 <11 <11 88 279
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 Jan. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.