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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 7188

$2.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 7188

772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

13% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,609 2,495 271 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,760 1,713 231 2 6
ATENOLOL 1,523 1,469 151 10 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,391 1,360 158 4 5
DIOVAN 1,296 1,251 144 10 5 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,098 1,071 130 6 8
NEXIUM 994 946 133 7 48
CLOPIDOGREL 963 950 108 8 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 947 919 111 9 22
GABAPENTIN 929 905 119 10 14
VOLTAREN 889 884* 165 11 83
ZETIA 858 807 87 10 12 90
FUROSEMIDE 855 850* 109 13 12
IBUPROFEN 834 813 161 14 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 747 742* 102 15 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 739 734* 90 16 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 731 716 110 17 17
TRAMADOL HCL 700 695* 104 18 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619 597 65 19 3
MECLIZINE HCL 526 521* 76 20 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 526 512 62 20 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 525 525 44 22 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 513 508* 61 23 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 510 497 61 24 11
CLONAZEPAM 485 485 55 B 25 63
METFORMIN HCL 482 459 61 26 7
MELOXICAM 478 473* 69 27 39
CRESTOR 476 454 66 28 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 448 431 101 29 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 443 443 61 30 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 442 442 59 31 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 436 409 53 32 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 411 411 42 33 50
FENOFIBRATE* 408 395 49 34 64
LOVAZA 408 391 51 34 72
FAMOTIDINE* 357 352* 46 36 41
SERTRALINE HCL 355 355 50 37 40
ALLOPURINOL 348 335 43 38 37
NATEGLINIDE 337 325 34 10 39 227
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 317 317 43 40 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 312 298 35 41 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309 304* 82 S3 42 4
LORAZEPAM 309 296 43 B 42 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 307 294 42 44 87
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 299 288 64 45 181
PROAIR HFA 295 271 48 46 31
CARVEDILOL 283 283 34 47 26
JANUVIA 279 274* 28 48 42
CELEBREX 262 247 50 49 61
PAROXETINE HCL 259 247 24 50 71
SYMBICORT 257 252* 31 51 144
LIDODERM 257 257 55 51 76
SPIRIVA 251 246* 28 53 68
LISINOPRIL 251 246* 33 53 2
AMIODARONE HCL 244 244 32 55 177
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 243 28 56 19
AVODART 238 233* 27 57 113
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 238 233* 33 57 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 238 223 29 R 57 96
NAMENDA 235 235 28 60 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231 211 43 61 29
NAPROXEN 226 221* 33 62 66
ALPRAZOLAM 215 197 45 B 63 32
CLONIDINE HCL 211 211 26 64 60
BENAZEPRIL HCL 209 209 22 65 18
DIOVAN HCT 200 195* 65 66 194
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 198 186 26 R 67 129
BENICAR 188 175 25 68 106
BENICAR HCT 186 174 21 69 160
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 185 33 70 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184 179* 31 71 23
NITROSTAT 180 163 34 72 210
ATELVIA 176 176 37 73 131
BACLOFEN 173 147 40 74 78
PRANDIN 168 168 22 75 309
VESICARE 163 163 20 76 138
AZITHROMYCIN 158 153* 131 77 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 151* 17 78 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 153 153 24 79 100
TEMAZEPAM 151 151 24 B 80 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 150 145* 113 81 103
HYDROXYZINE HCL 150 134 28 R 81 185
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 146 146 17 83 101
CYMBALTA 143 143 16 84 67
JANUMET 143 143 19 84 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 142 18 86 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 142 142 18 86 45
EVISTA 142 142 13 86 124
DEXILANT 137 132* 28 89 104
PREDNISONE 132 127* 60 90 65
HYDROCORTISONE 130 117 23 91 220
DIGOX 125 125 17 92 108
FENOFIBRATE* 124 119* 13 93 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 123 17 A 94 81
KETOCONAZOLE 122 117* 41 95 176
LANSOPRAZOLE 121 121 20 96 174
GLYBURIDE 120 120 17 R 97 85
MEGESTROL ACETATE 116 116 21 R 98 146
SINGLE USE SWAB 116 116 12 98 232
METHIMAZOLE 115 115 15 100 313
FLUOCINONIDE 114 109* 22 101 136
QVAR 114 109* 12 101 112
CLOTRIMAZOLE 111 106* 28 103 239
PROCTOZONE-HC 111 106* 29 103 230
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 110 13 105 133
FINASTERIDE 107 107 15 106 73
PROPRANOLOL HCL 106 101* 14 107 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106 101* 13 107 156
METHOTREXATE 103 103 12 109 345
NASONEX 100 100 22 110 139
LACTULOSE 99 99 16 111 125
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 98 98 15 112 275
FENOFIBRATE* 98 98 14 112 64
LEUCOVORIN CALCIUM 95 95 11 114 555
VENTOLIN HFA 95 95 15 114 155
GLIPIZIDE 95 95 16 114 20
LABETALOL HCL 94 94 12 117 272
MIRTAZAPINE 90 85* 15 118 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 90 12 118 62
RAMIPRIL 86 <11 <11 120 116
PRISTIQ ER 83 83 12 121 355
EFFIENT 82 82 13 122 273
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 82 77* 13 122 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 82 13 122 217
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 <11 <11 125 51
LYRICA 79 79 15 126 110
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 79 79 11 126 234
FLURAZEPAM HCL 78 73* 33 B 128 515
SULINDAC 77 <11 <11 129 301
RANITIDINE HCL 77 77 13 129 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76 71* 14 S3 131 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 71* 13 131 105
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 75 75 15 133 284
LOVASTATIN 74 <11 <11 134 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 68* 12 135 111
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 <11 <11 135 158
SUCRALFATE 73 68* 13 135 242
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 71 <11 <11 138 340
DIGOXIN 71 <11 <11 138 228
BYSTOLIC 71 <11 <11 138 137
MUPIROCIN* 69 64* 28 141 276
CREON 67 <11 <11 142 134
TRAZODONE HCL 64 59* 12 143 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 <11 <11 143 180
ABILIFY 63 63 11 A 145 147
AMITIZA 63 63 12 145 186
JALYN 63 <11 <11 145 300
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 62 49 148 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 <11 <11 149 128
PATADAY 60 <11 <11 149 183
RAPAFLO 59 54* 12 151 279
DETROL LA 59 59 11 151 218
PRADAXA 59 <11 <11 151 277
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 <11 <11 151 54
AGGRENOX 58 <11 <11 155 243
AZELASTINE HCL 58 58 14 155 282
ALFUZOSIN HCL 58 <11 <11 155 606
POTASSIUM CITRATE 56 <11 <11 158 542
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 <11 <11 159 299
NIASPAN 55 <11 <11 159 162
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 47* 18 161 152
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 51 46* 15 162 349
LEVETIRACETAM 50 <11 <11 163 119
COMBIVENT 50 50 17 163 359
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 163 145
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 18, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.