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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 7188

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 7188

1,296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,676 1,510 250 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,525 1,379 232 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,461 1,261 260 3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,336 1,208 262 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,333 1,163 229 5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,227 918 290 S3 6 4
BENAZEPRIL HCL 1,168 1,092 170 10 7 18
LISINOPRIL 1,070 956 199 8 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,059 1,016 199 9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 924 832 154 10 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 892 819 149 11 22
CARVEDILOL 795 727 139 12 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 785 676 126 13 75
FUROSEMIDE 779 723 157 14 12
METFORMIN HCL 672 565 128 15 7
CLOPIDOGREL 628 553 108 16 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 584 471 242 17 23
GLIPIZIDE 548 480 91 18 20
FAMOTIDINE* 544 463 135 19 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 538 525 92 20 36
GABAPENTIN 499 394 136 21 14
ATENOLOL 468 420 75 22 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 466 435 85 23 9
FINASTERIDE 462 447 70 24 73
ALPRAZOLAM 462 363 148 B 24 32
TRAMADOL HCL 440 380 133 26 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425 365 74 27 13
NAMENDA 419 414* 68 28 44
FENOFIBRATE* 414 341 78 29 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 394 329 100 30 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 362 342 62 31 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 359 312 55 32 19
LOVASTATIN 355 350* 56 33 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355 328 81 33 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 353 323 72 35 29
MELOXICAM 335 306 111 36 39
SERTRALINE HCL 333 265 73 37 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 327 293 59 38 45
MIRTAZAPINE 327 298 93 38 77
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 270* 47 40 145
PAROXETINE HCL 273 238 54 41 71
ALLOPURINOL 271 234 45 42 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 266 237 78 43 164
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262 239 58 44 21
LORAZEPAM 254 230 57 B 45 25
JANUVIA 250 207 49 46 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 248 223 202 47 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 240 225 39 48 100
BACLOFEN 240 191 113 48 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 228 193 84 50 120
MECLIZINE HCL 227 187 80 51 102
DIOVAN 224 210 36 52 33
AZITHROMYCIN 219 197 184 53 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 188 45 54 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 175 35 54 50
CLONIDINE HCL 208 192 58 56 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 207 171 43 57 158
LEVOFLOXACIN 200 166 153 58 103
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 184 179* 38 59 181
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 182 159 106 60 209
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 180 152 123 61 175
TEMAZEPAM 180 152 43 B 61 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 153 45 63 24
IBUPROFEN 170 108 46 64 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 168 121 55 65 195
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 165 160* 33 66 156
LANTUS 162 140 26 67 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 142 48 68 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 156 137 120 69 207
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153 153 22 70 82
FORTEO 151 146* 27 71 325
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 147 114 36 72 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147 118 28 72 53
LANSOPRAZOLE 144 124 48 74 174
TRAZODONE HCL 137 92 40 75 43
KLOR-CON 10 136 118 27 76 167
NAPROXEN 134 105 57 77 66
SYMBICORT 131 126* 54 78 144
FELODIPINE ER 129 129 19 79 132
BUPROPION XL 125 89 29 80 165
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 96 31 A 81 81
SPIRIVA 120 115* 32 82 68
LYRICA 118 100 36 83 110
PREDNISONE 116 96 59 84 65
PROAIR HFA 115 76 53 85 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111 81 40 86 87
RANITIDINE HCL 110 105* 23 87 52
LACTULOSE 109 75 42 88 125
INSULIN SYRINGE* 107 86 19 89 127
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 85 16 89 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104 85 24 91 111
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 98* 15 92 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 83 23 93 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 79 32 93 49
GLYBURIDE 99 64 22 R 93 85
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 82 61 96 187
CYMBALTA 93 63 25 97 67
DEXILANT 92 72 23 98 104
VENTOLIN HFA 92 74 41 98 155
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 81* 15 100 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 79* 32 101 57
TERBINAFINE HCL 84 73 30 101 404
FLUOCINONIDE 84 71 44 101 136
CRESTOR 83 78* 23 104 47
EVISTA 82 77* 17 105 124
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 82 63 44 105 223
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 77* 34 S3 105 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 81 76* 18 R 108 146
NITROSTAT 81 70 56 108 210
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 76* 13 108 121
DIAZEPAM 78 73* 28 B 111 97
TOPIRAMATE 78 53 18 111 203
PREMARIN 74 50 14 R 113 159
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 45 12 114 51
NEXIUM 70 70 15 115 48
METOLAZONE 68 57 12 116 312
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 63* 14 116 202
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 62* 53 118 115
BENICAR 65 <11 <11 119 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 60* 15 R 119 149
FENOFIBRATE* 65 54 12 119 64
KETOCONAZOLE 63 58* 27 122 176
DILTIAZEM HCL 63 <11 <11 122 299
SYNTHROID 61 48 11 124 79
ZOSTAVAX 59 54* 59 125 80
VYTORIN 59 54* 13 125 191
EXELON 56 56 11 127 157
INSULIN SYRINGE* 56 51* 13 127 127
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 55 <11 <11 129 234
VERAPAMIL ER 55 <11 <11 129 150
AVODART 54 <11 <11 131 113
NOVOLOG 53 <11 <11 132 148
METHOCARBAMOL 52 36 30 R 133 339
DIGOX 52 <11 <11 133 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 47* 16 133 107
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 June 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.