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Prescriber Checkup » California » Psychiatry

Top Psychiatry 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 Schedule Two Schedule Three Dangerous Drugs to Seniors Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
MICHAEL TOLWIN M.D.

Psychiatry

9,795

$1.62M

694
132 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

12%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$165
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

SAMUEL KUGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

9,772

$1.26M

637
115 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$129
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

KRISHNA VIJAYASARATHI DO

Psychiatry

9,745

$1.42M

597
83 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

5%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$145
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

JON HIGHUM M.D.

Psychiatry

9,371

$1.38M

330
56 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

7%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$147
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

SAI CHUNDU MD

Psychiatry

9,094

$988K

590
250 are 65+

2%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

3%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$109
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

MEHBOOB MAKHANI M.D.

Psychiatry

8,784

$967K

604
186 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

7%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$110
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

GEORGE BLAIR MD

Psychiatry

8,756

$1.38M

382
39 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$157
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

VICKY BORCK D.O.

Psychiatry

8,683

$852K

583
91 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$98
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

WILLIAM GILLESPIE M.D.

Psychiatry

8,658

$1.28M

553
82 are 65+

4%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

7%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$148
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

THOMAS ANDREWS M.D.

Psychiatry

8,603

$1.46M

398
125 are 65+

12%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

10%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$170
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

TRUNG MINH THAI MD

Psychiatry

8,212

$1.34M

409
110 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$163
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

SURYABANU JAVEED

Psychiatry

7,792

$923K

362
157 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

11%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$118
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

FAWZY BASTA MD

Psychiatry

7,700

$823K

491
168 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$107
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

H. HENDERSON MD

Psychiatry

7,648

$1.07M

454
118 are 65+

8%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

9%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

8%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

29%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$140
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

MUHAMMAD ZIA

Psychiatry

7,512

$777K

518
182 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

4%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

26%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$103
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

ANDREW ROOKS MD

Psychiatry

7,503

$750K

291
34 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

7%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$100
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

HOWARD ASKINS M.D.

Psychiatry

7,480

$1.09M

433
78 are 65+

13%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

3%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$146
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

MARTIN FISCHER MD

Psychiatry

7,439

$938K

340
43 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

19%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

14%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$126
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

SAMUEL ETCHIE M.D.

Psychiatry

7,314

$973K

433
46 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

0%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

27%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$133
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

RICHARD CIASCA M.D.

Psychiatry

7,281

$754K

262
79 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

6%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$104
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

NATALIE KRAH M.D.

Psychiatry

7,233

$904K

274
22 are 65+

5%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

14%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$125
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

CHUN RYU M.D.

Psychiatry

7,215

$958K

324
161 are 65+

3%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

4%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$133
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

BIMLESH GARG MD

Psychiatry

7,164

$1.04M

357
81 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

9%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

24%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$145
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

GEORGE SABOUNJIAN M.D.

Psychiatry

7,155

$939K

398
214 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

2%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

30%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$131
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

LUZVIMINDA NOBLEZA M.D.

Psychiatry

7,118

$1.3M

259
38 are 65+

0%
patients receiving schedule two controlled substances

Avg: 1%

0%
patients receiving schedule three controlled substances

Avg: 0%

13%
prescriptions for patients 65+ for potentially dangerous drugs

Avg: 2%

28%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 25%

$183
Average prescription price

Avg: $143

Sources

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