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Prescriber Checkup

Top Surgery 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 Brand Name Drugs Prescription Price
EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

11,924

$679K

199
181 are 65+

28%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$57
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

GARY GADWOOD M.D.

Surgery

9,279

$498K

435
373 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$54
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

JAY BEAMS MD

Surgery

6,805

$658K

267
196 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$97
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

IHSAN SHAMAAN M.D.

Surgery

4,510

$120K

166
115 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$27
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

RO PARK MD

Surgery

4,308

$246K

214
203 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$57
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

SHYAM DAHIYA M.D.

Surgery

4,276

$341K

233
189 are 65+

31%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$80
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

BARBARA ACKERMAN MD

Surgery

4,269

$211K

165
138 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$49
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

H WAHLSTROM M.D.

Surgery

4,208

$792K

188
38 are 65+

22%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$188
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

MOHAMMAD ARAIN

Surgery

4,122

$215K

413
331 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

LAWRENCE HIGHMAN MD

Surgery

4,071

$211K

186
139 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$52
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

JUNICHIRO SAGESHIMA M.D.

Surgery

3,616

$822K

229
59 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$227
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

LARRY RESNECK-SANNES MD

Surgery

2,976

$316K

188
146 are 65+

18%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$106
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

VENUSTIANO GUERRA MD

Surgery

2,555

$87.5K

68
54 are 65+

15%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

EVE COMINOS

Surgery

2,406

$199K

123
80 are 65+

21%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$83
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

KRIKOR TATOYAN M.D.

Surgery

2,083

$231K

170
151 are 65+

45%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$111
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

ERNESTO FONTECHA MD

Surgery

2,019

$102K

107
96 are 65+

19%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$51
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

MICHAEL FONG M.D.

Surgery

1,919

$73.1K

257
230 are 65+

20%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$38
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

BARRY BROWNE MD

Surgery

1,914

$312K

244
97 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$163
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

ALVARO BOLIVAR M.D.

Surgery

1,812

$61.6K

286
209 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$34
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

WARREN GOLD MD

Surgery

1,664

$97K

52
47 are 65+

36%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$58
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

SEN JONE MD

Surgery

1,504

$64.1K

94
71 are 65+

16%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$43
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

LUIS RIVERA M.D.

Surgery

1,345

$56K

119
99 are 65+

17%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$42
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

PEDRO BARON M.D.

Surgery

1,302

$263K

83
27 are 65+

23%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$202
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

RICHARD KANGAH MD

Surgery

1,293

$62.2K

94
45 are 65+

13%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$48
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

STEPHAN BUSQUE MD

Surgery

1,184

$188K

65
11 are 65+

25%
prescriptions for brand name drugs

Avg: 9%

$159
Average prescription price

Avg: $63

Sources

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