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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1588

$3.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1588

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

21% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $107 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,678 1,590 208 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,459 1,387 192 2 1
NEXIUM 1,379 1,292 157 3 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,364 1,236 209 4 21
TRAMADOL HCL 1,235 1,122 178 5 26
OMEPRAZOLE 1,132 1,072 156 6 5
DIOVAN 1,104 1,048 129 7 20
SIMVASTATIN 1,073 964 133 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,021 874 116 9 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 875 855 106 10 23
CLOPIDOGREL 846 808 108 11 12
BACLOFEN 843 744 135 12 107
MECLIZINE HCL 810 751 101 10 13 157
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 769 714 89 14 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 748 701 97 15 15
ATENOLOL 723 697 81 16 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 723 663 81 16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 713 702 90 18 10
JANUVIA 708 671 83 19 48
FUROSEMIDE 704 676 103 20 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 672 632 83 21 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 653 630 93 22 91
VOLTAREN 648 637 102 23 81
IBUPROFEN 631 586 101 24 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 620 615* 65 25 28
NAPROXEN 593 517 105 10 26 106
GABAPENTIN 580 556 70 27 11
CLONIDINE HCL 563 532 100 28 46
CARVEDILOL 549 514 80 29 14
CELEBREX 541 479 72 30 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 536 476 142 S3 31 2
LANTUS 527 453 75 32 90
CRESTOR 521 498 68 33 30
GLIPIZIDE 509 472 59 34 52
NAMENDA 506 494 56 35 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 487 433 54 36 41
LORAZEPAM 476 446 79 B 37 35
LOVAZA 463 438 50 38 78
PROAIR HFA 437 399 63 39 54
MELOXICAM 422 417* 57 40 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 403 385 54 41 58
SERTRALINE HCL 370 326 52 42 53
LISINOPRIL 340 291 50 43 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 339 324 33 44 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 338 312 40 45 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333 328* 65 46 22
CYMBALTA 316 311* 37 47 62
ALPRAZOLAM 311 272 51 B 48 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 310 305* 34 49 99
AVODART 305 305 35 50 40
ZETIA 298 298 32 51 75
BENAZEPRIL HCL 291 277 34 52 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 285* 31 53 73
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 270 265* 34 R 54 251
LIDODERM 267 245 45 55 96
FAMOTIDINE* 267 221 32 55 57
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 258 253* 64 57 274
GEMFIBROZIL 255 238 34 58 153
DEXILANT 251 251 42 59 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 250 239 34 60 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249 229 36 61 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 239 220 36 62 77
PAROXETINE HCL 238 223 28 63 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 236 231* 29 64 152
VESICARE 228 228 29 65 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 227 202 53 66 51
CLONAZEPAM 225 209 27 B 67 50
DIOVAN HCT 211 206* 58 68 329
TEMAZEPAM 196 176 40 B 69 118
INSULIN SYRINGE* 194 194 31 70 232
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 192 165 24 71 298
SINGLE USE SWAB 188 183* 31 72 372
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 183* 22 72 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 185 170 25 74 69
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 184 168 47 S3 75 131
EXELON 183 171 23 76 162
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 183 178* 23 R 76 86
AZITHROMYCIN 172 151 134 78 72
SPIRIVA 166 166 22 79 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 158* 19 80 25
NASONEX 157 136 27 81 174
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 156 151* 16 82 197
MEGESTROL ACETATE 156 151* 42 R 82 183
GLYBURIDE 154 135 23 R 84 165
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 152 147* 21 85 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 148 143* 21 86 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 148 132 124 86 80
DIGOX 146 141* 29 88 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 145 134 21 89 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 141 136* 29 A 90 65
RAMIPRIL 140 123 19 91 115
VENTOLIN HFA 134 116 20 92 258
AMIODARONE HCL 134 129* 21 92 92
NIFEDIPINE ER 131 131 18 94 85
NOVOLOG 130 108 26 95 181
LANSOPRAZOLE 128 116 21 96 211
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 127 122* 24 97 223
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121 116* 25 98 130
JANUMET 119 114* 13 99 185
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 112* 30 100 37
NOVOLIN 70-30 116 116 11 101 381
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 91 13 102 190
LYRICA 112 92 20 103 119
NITROSTAT 111 96 31 104 134
ALLOPURINOL 111 106* 19 104 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 105* 20 106 27
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 107 102* 15 107 483
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 102* 22 R 107 243
DIGOXIN 95 90* 11 109 221
CILOSTAZOL 89 <11 <11 110 209
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 89 <11 <11 110 371
OLANZAPINE 89 <11 <11 A 110 151
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 82* 61 113 39
DETROL LA 85 80* 19 114 266
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 85 <11 <11 114 407
NATEGLINIDE 82 <11 <11 116 236
PATANOL 81 <11 <11 117 267
COLCRYS 79 67 12 118 280
FENOFIBRATE* 78 <11 <11 119 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 <11 <11 119 79
SYMBICORT 76 <11 <11 121 148
ATROVENT HFA 76 <11 <11 121 436
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 70* 17 123 74
XOPENEX HFA 75 70* 11 123 384
NIFEDICAL XL 73 73 13 125 283
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 <11 <11 125 71
SURE COMFORT* 71 66* 13 127 475
LEVEMIR 69 64* 11 128 291
FINASTERIDE 68 57 11 129 29
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 68 63* 12 129 247
FLUOCINONIDE 67 55 11 131 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 <11 <11 131 120
ZAFIRLUKAST 66 <11 <11 133 525
PLAVIX 65 54 17 134 518
LOVASTATIN 64 <11 <11 135 38
FENOFIBRATE* 63 <11 <11 136 125
TEKTURNA 62 <11 <11 137 442
ABILIFY 60 <11 <11 A 138 144
EVISTA 60 <11 <11 138 195
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 <11 <11 140 202
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57 <11 <11 141 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 <11 <11 141 168
RANITIDINE HCL 56 <11 <11 143 84
HYDROCORTISONE 56 51* 17 143 219
NOVOLIN R 56 51* 14 143 253
BENICAR 56 <11 <11 143 142
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 <11 <11 143 428
EXFORGE 55 <11 <11 148 281
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 34 18 149 304
HUMULIN 70-30 53 <11 <11 150 507
LACTULOSE 52 47* 16 151 214
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 <11 <11 R 152 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 51 11 152 129
LABETALOL HCL 51 <11 <11 152 208
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.