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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

4% of this provider’s 790 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

13% of this provider’s 812 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.2M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

19,549

2014

17,758

2015

16,525

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,051

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

186

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
SOTALOL 737

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

2 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMIODARONE HCL 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

4 17
CLOPIDOGREL 693

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 22
VALSARTAN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

12 2
ALLOPURINOL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
DIGOXIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
NEXIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

19 52
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
NITROSTAT 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

21 38
BENICAR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P 25 149
DIGOX 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 55
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 74
CELECOXIB 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
XARELTO 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
OMEPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 16
LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 23
CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
VOLTAREN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 37
PRADAXA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 28
ULORIC 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 116
METFORMIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 25
BRILINTA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 83
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 63
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 95
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
BENICAR HCT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 73
DEXILANT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 36
VASCEPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 52 48
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 30
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 80
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 9
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 59 96
MULTAQ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 67
RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 190
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 47
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 93
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 90
RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 31
TELMISARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 171
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 70 29
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 43
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 107
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

72 183
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 166
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 78
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 Aug. 13, 2010.
  • 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.