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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 7188

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 7188

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

11% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 975 579 152 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 844 577 142 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 684 543 107 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 563 446 83 4 1
RANITIDINE HCL 539 410 77 5 52
TRAMADOL HCL 502 378 109 6 27
MISOPROSTOL 494 369 97 10 7 291
GABAPENTIN 492 342 79 8 14
RAMIPRIL 466 340 78 9 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407 220 73 10 17
CLOPIDOGREL 382 308 49 11 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 363 281 55 12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 295 59 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 321 225 62 14 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321 271 52 14 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317 200 54 16 3
LISINOPRIL 304 183 56 17 2
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 298 190 54 R 18 96
FUROSEMIDE 296 214 65 19 12
BACLOFEN 286 188 53 20 78
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 274 192 46 R 21 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271 195 53 22 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258 217 36 23 21
IBUPROFEN 255 153 54 24 35
SERTRALINE HCL 234 155 28 25 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 138 44 26 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 225 205 27 27 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224 201 32 28 11
NAMENDA 223 218* 31 29 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218 191 36 30 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 205 200* 32 31 87
MELOXICAM 203 165 50 32 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 201 165 32 33 82
CARVEDILOL 193 160 28 34 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 187 129 29 35 180
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 181 56 33 S2 36 91
MIRTAZAPINE 180 128 27 37 77
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 129 26 38 34
DIAZEPAM 173 72 36 B 39 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 115 28 40 29
AVODART 158 118 32 41 113
CRESTOR 155 75 22 42 47
LOVASTATIN 140 135* 21 43 16
FINASTERIDE 139 118 27 44 73
CLONIDINE HCL 137 66 17 45 60
CARISOPRODOL 137 24 12 R 45 84
PAROXETINE HCL 133 92 13 47 71
NOVOLIN 70-30 132 90 16 48 283
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 91 56 48 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 130 109 37 S3 50 88
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 125 83 14 R 51 129
KLOR-CON 8 123 109 33 52 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 71 21 53 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121 101 13 54 101
DIOVAN 115 110* 14 55 33
RISPERIDONE 114 39 11 A 56 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113 98 20 57 13
JANUVIA 106 101* 21 58 42
ALLOPURINOL 105 90 21 59 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 76 16 60 152
NIASPAN 102 71 21 61 162
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 101 96* 19 62 123
EVISTA 100 60 14 63 124
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 84 11 64 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 91* 22 65 53
METOLAZONE 96 57 16 65 312
FAMOTIDINE* 94 63 20 67 41
SPIRIVA 92 67 18 68 68
CELEBREX 89 84* 16 69 61
ACARBOSE 89 60 13 69 216
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 45 32 R 71 244
MECLIZINE HCL 87 82* 35 72 102
ALPRAZOLAM 81 48 17 B 73 32
CYMBALTA 80 45 16 74 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 48 16 75 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 <11 <11 76 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 49 16 76 111
CLONAZEPAM 73 60 11 B 78 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 67* 13 79 45
AMMONIUM LACTATE 71 47 46 80 402
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 41 14 81 105
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 <11 <11 82 50
ATENOLOL 67 50 14 83 10
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 <11 <11 83 168
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 14 16 83 120
LACTULOSE 66 <11 <11 86 125
PROAIR HFA 64 46 22 87 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 41 52 88 115
LANTUS 61 <11 <11 88 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 <11 <11 S2 90 143
GEMFIBROZIL 58 <11 <11 90 92
CEPHALEXIN 58 40 54 90 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 <11 <11 93 54
ZETIA 56 51* 11 94 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 39 13 94 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 14 11 94 128
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55 21 11 97 127
TRAZODONE HCL 55 17 11 97 43
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54 31 18 99 223
NASONEX 52 22 15 100 139
EXELON 51 51 13 101 157
AMITIZA 51 18 20 101 186
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 <11 <11 A 101 81
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. 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.