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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,657Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 18

$2.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 18

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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 433 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

89 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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 1,373 1,355 151 1 9
TRAMADOL HCL 1,184 1,169 151 2 19
NEXIUM 1,138 1,099 127 3 30
MECLIZINE HCL 1,065 1,044 151 10 4 43
CRESTOR 1,016 991 117 5 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 758 753* 96 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 747 707 86 7 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 728 680 113 8 21
IBUPROFEN 709 679 111 9 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 703 698* 81 10 11
CLOPIDOGREL 693 665 74 11 20
CELEBREX 671 649 92 12 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 666 661* 87 13 26
MELOXICAM 628 614 78 14 38
FUROSEMIDE 612 601 85 15 7
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 606 601* 88 16 61
LOVAZA 575 570* 68 17 78
CARVEDILOL 570 543 64 18 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 547 534 62 19 23
ATENOLOL 503 490 57 20 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 492 492 51 21 44
OMEPRAZOLE 475 454 62 22 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 470 470 56 23 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 444 417 52 24 29
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 439 439 54 R 25 74
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 438 438 53 26 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 426 426 45 27 35
DIOVAN 413 371 55 28 22
ALPRAZOLAM 371 348 55 B 29 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 350 350 40 30 37
PROAIR HFA 338 333* 53 31 40
VOLTAREN 336 321 67 32 91
METFORMIN HCL 323 282 44 33 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321 321 36 34 3
ADVAIR DISKUS 318 306 38 35 56
DEXILANT 308 303* 46 36 71
EXELON 302 297* 41 37 82
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 271 47 S3 38 4
NAMENDA 296 296 40 39 32
JANUVIA 294 280 45 40 41
ZETIA 282 270 35 41 94
BENICAR HCT 277 272* 38 42 123
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 263 251 44 43 127
LORAZEPAM 256 251* 43 B 44 27
DIOVAN HCT 254 241 71 45 132
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 236 33 46 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 248 29 47 14
JANUMET 241 236* 31 48 136
CYMBALTA 240 235* 34 49 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 237 32 50 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 211 206* 30 51 146
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 206 201* 58 S3 52 84
VESICARE 205 205 28 53 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 189 176 25 54 36
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 185 180* 47 55 154
SPIRONOLACTONE 184 169 24 56 92
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 178 166 20 57 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 178 21 57 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 159 29 57 25
LIDODERM 178 178 34 57 116
CILOSTAZOL 174 174 25 61 158
CLONIDINE HCL 170 159 20 62 52
BYSTOLIC 167 162* 23 63 160
MOMETASONE FUROATE 167 167 23 63 160
FAMOTIDINE* 165 165 22 65 42
LANTUS 163 150 20 66 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 161 161 19 67 122
AVODART 153 142 16 68 118
GABAPENTIN 152 132 22 69 16
NITROSTAT 151 139 45 70 137
PAROXETINE HCL 150 145* 20 71 63
EFFIENT 146 146 17 72 172
NAPROXEN 146 141* 19 72 69
FENOFIBRATE* 144 139* 20 74 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 136* 17 75 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 133* 17 76 24
ACTONEL 136 136 30 77 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134 134 17 78 130
LYRICA 129 129 17 79 93
INSULIN SYRINGE* 128 123* 22 80 137
EXFORGE HCT 125 125 16 81 183
WARFARIN SODIUM 123 <11 <11 82 13
FLUOCINONIDE 122 122 27 83 156
RAMIPRIL 119 114* 14 84 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 118 118 21 85 57
TRADJENTA 118 113* 17 85 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 117 117 19 87 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 116 111* 20 R 88 133
WELCHOL 116 94 16 88 187
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 113 113 16 R 90 191
BENICAR 106 106 11 91 117
TRILIPIX 98 98 22 92 204
CLONAZEPAM 97 92* 14 B 93 72
LISINOPRIL 96 <11 <11 94 10
TEMAZEPAM 94 89* 19 B 95 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93 <11 <11 96 129
DIGOX 90 <11 <11 97 73
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 78 12 97 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 83* 66 99 68
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 86 <11 <11 R 100 155
SERTRALINE HCL 85 <11 <11 101 46
EXFORGE 82 <11 <11 102 174
DETROL LA 81 <11 <11 103 141
RANITIDINE HCL 80 <11 <11 104 62
COLCRYS 80 <11 <11 104 169
NIASPAN 79 79 11 106 216
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 <11 <11 107 53
JALYN 76 <11 <11 108 217
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 73 68* 25 109 119
VENTOLIN HFA 73 61 13 109 127
SPIRIVA 73 <11 <11 109 95
TRIBENZOR 72 <11 <11 112 218
AZITHROMYCIN 72 67* 66 112 59
GLYBURIDE 67 67 11 R 114 75
PROCTOZONE-HC 67 62* 19 114 223
ONGLYZA 64 64 13 116 140
LEVEMIR 64 <11 <11 116 180
NATEGLINIDE 63 <11 <11 118 229
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 63 <11 <11 118 229
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63 <11 <11 118 168
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 58* 19 R 118 135
TOVIAZ 60 <11 <11 122 235
NIFEDICAL XL 60 <11 <11 122 235
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 <11 <11 124 107
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 58 16 R 124 139
AMIODARONE HCL 57 <11 <11 126 147
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 <11 <11 126 193
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 <11 <11 128 81
METOLAZONE 54 <11 <11 129 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 <11 <11 130 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 <11 <11 130 149
NASONEX 52 47* 12 132 246
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 51 46 133 60
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 <11 <11 134 184
VERAPAMIL ER 50 <11 <11 134 201
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 9, 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.