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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 79

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 79

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 District of Columbia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 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 18.


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 District of Columbia
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556 444 87 1 2
LISINOPRIL 520 401 82 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 434 313 77 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 330 267 71 4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 228 48 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 257 186 57 6 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 251 161 31 A 7 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 185 32 8 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 180 46 9 4
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 201 114 22 10 63
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197 142 45 11 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 155 37 12 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 125 27 13 14
OMEPRAZOLE 176 97 43 14 7
LEVETIRACETAM 174 102 24 15 42
LOVASTATIN 170 107 26 16 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163 127 34 17 6
CARVEDILOL 161 110 25 18 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 151 100 22 19 40
NAMENDA 141 126 19 20 53
LANTUS 140 76 33 21 18
TRAMADOL HCL 137 83 42 22 24
CLOPIDOGREL 134 111 23 23 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 100 26 24 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 114 28 25 27
NEXIUM 125 68 31 26 47
ALLOPURINOL 123 92 24 27 32
SERTRALINE HCL 118 92 21 28 38
ALPRAZOLAM 116 29 28 B 29 65
MIRTAZAPINE 115 68 18 30 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 83 17 31 77
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 32 35 S2 32 66
LACTULOSE 107 24 17 32 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 69 19 34 26
JANUVIA 93 65 19 35 41
CRESTOR 91 66 20 36 45
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 87 <11 <11 A 37 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 75 18 37 68
GABAPENTIN 86 41 27 39 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 63 20 39 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 86 60 15 39 86
JANTOVEN 86 <11 <11 39 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 68 42 39 86
LORAZEPAM 83 43 18 B 44 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 61 25 44 10
PHENYTOIN 80 42 13 46 90
DIOVAN 78 <11 <11 47 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 69* 15 48 20
TRAZODONE HCL 71 37 12 49 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 55 20 49 56
CLONIDINE HCL 70 45 18 51 45
ATENOLOL 69 44 15 52 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 43 28 S3 52 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 28 31 54 92
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65 46 13 R 55 94
EXELON 64 64 12 56 96
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 <11 <11 57 99
HALOPERIDOL 60 55* 11 A 58 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 35 24 59 28
NOVOLOG 57 22 16 60 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 61 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 44 11 R 62 61
NAPROXEN 54 28 21 63 29
SPIRIVA 54 43 11 63 108
RISPERIDONE 54 <11 <11 A 63 59
VALPROIC ACID* 52 <11 <11 66 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 45* 19 67 117
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 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.