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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 7188

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 389 out of 7188

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

22% of this provider’s 581 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

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,464 1,295 214 1 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 966 847 116 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 947 791 124 3 1
LISINOPRIL 810 734 107 4 2
BENAZEPRIL HCL 609 490 77 5 18
METFORMIN HCL 605 485 85 6 7
ATENOLOL 529 437 68 7 10
CARVEDILOL 525 494 76 8 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 496 412 75 9 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 490 451 73 10 100
OMEPRAZOLE 465 370 70 11 6
FELODIPINE ER 447 425 58 10 12 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 443 381 62 13 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410 310 83 S3 14 4
ALLOPURINOL 398 352 55 15 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393 340 64 16 34
CLOPIDOGREL 341 288 43 17 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320 260 49 18 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304 276 43 19 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 249 44 20 8
NAMENDA 296 243 24 21 44
CLONIDINE HCL 293 241 47 22 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 286 254 51 S3 23 88
DIOVAN 285 265 34 24 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 245 39 25 3
GABAPENTIN 264 179 34 26 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 255 234 34 27 36
LORAZEPAM 246 231 48 B 28 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 163 34 29 9
LOVASTATIN 235 230* 33 30 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220 199 30 31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 162 24 32 22
GLIPIZIDE 177 172* 22 33 20
GLYBURIDE 158 137 19 R 34 85
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147 113 16 R 35 55
RANITIDINE HCL 141 97 17 36 52
IBUPROFEN 133 63 34 37 35
PROAIR HFA 120 94 31 38 31
KLOR-CON 8 119 114* 17 39 114
TRAMADOL HCL 116 87 23 40 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 104* 17 41 105
NIFEDICAL XL 102 97* 13 42 263
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 99 11 43 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 84 13 44 24
RISPERIDONE 93 63 11 A 45 93
DETROL LA 93 88* 11 45 218
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 <11 <11 47 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 92 14 47 86
KLOR-CON M20 91 91 17 49 212
LACTULOSE 89 84* 15 50 125
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 86 11 51 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 67 11 52 53
MIRTAZAPINE 83 71 18 53 77
COLCRYS 80 <11 <11 54 179
DIGOX 80 <11 <11 54 108
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 67 18 56 23
KLOR-CON 10 78 62 12 57 167
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 <11 <11 58 161
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 70* 11 59 21
SANTYL 71 <11 <11 60 278
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 <11 <11 A 61 81
LEVETIRACETAM 68 <11 <11 62 119
LANTUS 67 62* 11 63 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 50 13 64 59
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 <11 <11 65 54
FAMOTIDINE* 58 <11 <11 66 41
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58 <11 <11 66 257
GEMFIBROZIL 57 36 12 68 92
LEVEMIR 56 51* 11 69 193
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 51* 11 69 121
TEMAZEPAM 56 <11 <11 B 69 70
NOVOLOG 54 <11 <11 72 148
SERTRALINE HCL 52 <11 <11 73 40
NIFEDIAC CC 51 <11 <11 74 544
NOVOLIN R 50 <11 <11 75 163
LABETALOL HCL 50 <11 <11 75 272
DIAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 75 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 35 13 75 57
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. 27, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.