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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

11% of this provider’s 275 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 286 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$592K

2014

$500K

2015

$482K

2016

Number of Claims

11,275

2014

9,719

2015

9,918

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
WARFARIN SODIUM 800

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

1 13
FUROSEMIDE 690

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

63

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

5 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

O 6 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
FAMOTIDINE* 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

12 8
NOVOLIN N 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

13 231
GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

14 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

18 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

19 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 86
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
NOVOLIN R 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 154
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

25 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

27 26
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

28 27
HUMULIN N 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 172
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
LACTULOSE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 88
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

32 28
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

34 24
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

35 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 36 31
HUMULIN R 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

37 118
RENVELA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 38 142
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 39 32
QVAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

40 171
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 40 22
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 42 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

43 72
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 44 128
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

46 16
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 90
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 48 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

48 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 80
NYAMYC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

52 274
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 April 27, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.