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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 7188

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 7188

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

16% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
OMEPRAZOLE 772 636 143 1 6
METFORMIN HCL 697 562 130 2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 574 471 105 3 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 513 441 99 4 45
GABAPENTIN 490 409 113 5 14
BACLOFEN 482 396 168 6 78
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406 366 67 7 3
CARVEDILOL 366 300 66 8 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 362 333 59 9 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 254 63 10 5
FUROSEMIDE 287 261 52 11 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 201 87 S3 12 4
SIMVASTATIN 271 230 45 13 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 257 188 120 14 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237 191 60 15 29
LISINOPRIL 219 167 64 16 2
JANUVIA 208 189 30 17 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 208 178 141 17 103
LORAZEPAM 207 171 63 B 19 25
RANITIDINE HCL 196 184 25 20 52
MELOXICAM 186 143 55 21 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 132 48 22 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 165* 23 23 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 132 20 24 38
TRADJENTA 155 130 31 25 170
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 110 33 26 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 133 38 26 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 132* 40 28 9
FLUCONAZOLE 131 91 52 29 264
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 127 94 95 30 166
CRESTOR 126 110 17 31 47
VOLTAREN 124 106 67 32 83
BENAZEPRIL HCL 123 112 19 33 18
AVODART 122 117* 19 34 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 121 116* 16 35 100
GLIPIZIDE 120 102 18 36 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 92 23 37 13
DIOVAN 113 108* 16 38 33
LANTUS 112 83 22 39 58
CYMBALTA 111 82 20 40 67
TERAZOSIN HCL 107 88 15 41 54
SPIRIVA 90 90 15 42 68
NAMENDA 89 89 12 43 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89 75 20 43 34
SERTRALINE HCL 88 69 17 45 40
TRAZODONE HCL 88 74 15 45 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 71 17 R 45 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 60 20 45 56
IBUPROFEN 87 82* 34 49 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 70 22 50 74
MECLIZINE HCL 77 72* 25 51 102
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 76 <11 <11 52 251
AZITHROMYCIN 76 65 56 52 46
CLOPIDOGREL 74 69* 12 54 28
KLOR-CON 10 73 73 14 55 167
COLCRYS 73 68* 22 55 179
DOXEPIN HCL 72 50 24 57 314
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 43 21 58 120
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 38 25 58 87
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 62* 17 60 145
KETOCONAZOLE 65 42 31 61 176
BENICAR HCT 63 58* 12 62 160
TRAMADOL HCL 63 47 19 62 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 35 16 62 53
FINASTERIDE 62 <11 <11 65 73
ONGLYZA 61 37 16 66 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 <11 <11 66 49
PROAIR HFA 58 53* 13 68 31
VESICARE 57 52* 12 69 138
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56 <11 <11 R 70 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 45 19 70 21
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 41 26 72 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 50* 12 72 94
SYMBICORT 54 41 16 74 144
CEPHALEXIN 54 49* 32 74 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 <11 <11 76 36
ATENOLOL 51 40 11 77 10
ALLOPURINOL 51 <11 <11 77 37
PAROXETINE HCL 50 <11 <11 79 71
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 Dec. 18, 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.