ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » California » Rheumatology

Top Rheumatology Prescribers in California

Top Prescribers

Providers are grouped by the primary specialty they listed when applying for a national health ID number. This doesn’t necessarily mean the person has special training or certification. Specialty is self-reported by providers and may have changed. Patients and claims shown are for Medicare Part D only.

Prescriber Claims Filled Total Cost Medicare Part D Patients Claims for Brand Name Drugs Narcotics Antipsychotics to Patients Over 65 Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

28,097

$2.54M

1,029
963 are 65+

2%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 0%

34%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

SEON WHANG

Rheumatology

19,298

$1.32M

610
567 are 65+

N/A

39%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

16,078

$2.42M

1,310
1,064 are 65+

N/A

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

DAVID LEHMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

15,753

$932K

523
440 are 65+

N/A

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

NICHOLAS KIM M.D.

Rheumatology

14,136

$1.72M

514
496 are 65+

N/A

52%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

SOLOMON FOROUZESH M.D.

Rheumatology

13,139

$1.89M

616
467 are 65+

2%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 0%

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

10,572

$1.59M

1,080
836 are 65+

N/A

28%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

PURNELL KIRKLAND M.D.

Rheumatology

10,533

$1.13M

321
210 are 65+

7%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 0%

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

BIKRAMJIT AHLUWALIA MD

Rheumatology

10,352

$811K

659
461 are 65+

N/A

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

10,312

$856K

833
609 are 65+

N/A

12%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

10,238

$2.93M

874
783 are 65+

N/A

61%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

DAVID DANG M.D.

Rheumatology

10,083

$1.12M

585
500 are 65+

N/A

44%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

9,926

$3.36M

827
613 are 65+

N/A

60%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

9,590

$1.57M

773
592 are 65+

N/A

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

AMIN ATTIA MD

Rheumatology

9,385

$628K

385
329 are 65+

N/A

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

HOWARD HOOS MD

Rheumatology

8,937

$818K

506
405 are 65+

N/A

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

KENNETH HSU M.D.

Rheumatology

8,609

$586K

313
174 are 65+

N/A

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

8,361

$1.41M

1,024
745 are 65+

N/A

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

GLENN EHRESMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

8,134

$1.74M

312
211 are 65+

N/A

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

8,017

$1.29M

753
629 are 65+

N/A

35%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

NATHANIEL NEAL M.D.

Rheumatology

7,830

$1.26M

340
179 are 65+

N/A

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

MICHAEL DUFFIN M.D.

Rheumatology

7,388

$553K

985
816 are 65+

N/A

7%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

ALLAN METZGER M.D.

Rheumatology

7,114

$615K

456
383 are 65+

N/A

32%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

HERBERT FISHER M.D.

Rheumatology

7,070

$450K

382
335 are 65+

N/A

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

ASSA WEINBERG MD

Rheumatology

6,947

$386K

249
129 are 65+

12%
patients 65+ receiving antipsychotics

Avg: 0%

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 21%

Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; National Technical Information Service; First Databank