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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,847Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 7188

$964K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 7188

667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
BENAZEPRIL HCL 908 723 187 10 1 18
METFORMIN HCL 822 658 162 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 779 700 162 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 747 546 157 4 1
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 638 501 168 5 87
OMEPRAZOLE 551 401 120 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 500 387 110 7 12
TRAMADOL HCL 476 296 135 8 27
IBUPROFEN 464 297 159 9 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 427 322 104 10 17
GABAPENTIN 396 285 95 11 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 305 86 12 9
TRADJENTA 320 289 65 13 170
ONGLYZA 291 239 68 14 178
CLOPIDOGREL 253 202 43 15 28
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 241 204 45 R 16 129
SYMBICORT 211 166 60 17 144
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210 134 41 18 3
NIFEDIPINE ER 188 138 33 19 94
CELEBREX 187 159 47 20 61
ATENOLOL 186 155 36 21 10
GLYBURIDE 185 148 37 R 22 85
NEXIUM 181 158 46 23 48
PENTOXIFYLLINE 170 145 53 24 257
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 124 40 25 11
WELCHOL 163 131 38 26 214
MELOXICAM 157 146 44 27 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 153 104 51 28 57
CLONIDINE HCL 146 123 29 29 60
GLIPIZIDE 146 141* 27 29 20
ETODOLAC 145 114 91 31 235
BENICAR 141 114 24 32 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141 129 27 32 13
PAROXETINE HCL 140 108 43 34 71
LORAZEPAM 126 99 36 B 35 25
NAPROXEN 121 75 30 36 66
FAMOTIDINE* 115 95 19 37 41
DIOVAN 112 86 21 38 33
NIFEDICAL XL 109 96 21 39 263
CARISOPRODOL 106 35 35 R 40 84
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 62 19 40 53
LANTUS 104 42 21 42 58
CARVEDILOL 104 90 21 42 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 59 67 44 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 26 45 36
CILOSTAZOL 85 54 14 46 205
LISINOPRIL 78 62 16 47 2
INSULIN SYRINGE* 75 47 24 48 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 75 18 48 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 51 11 R 50 96
LEVEMIR 71 53 19 51 193
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 44 17 52 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 <11 <11 52 34
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67 50 23 52 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 50 16 55 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 48 18 56 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 64 <11 <11 56 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 58* 15 58 82
SUCRALFATE 62 42 17 59 242
CLONAZEPAM 61 56* 14 B 60 63
JANUVIA 61 40 18 60 42
INDOMETHACIN 61 32 20 R 60 480
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 55* 15 63 50
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 59 59 13 64 290
FINASTERIDE 59 59 12 64 73
AMOXICILLIN 58 37 46 66 95
AZITHROMYCIN 56 40 45 67 46
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 47* 20 R 68 146
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 <11 <11 69 168
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 Feb. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.