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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

13% of this provider’s 508 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

29% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$878K

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

17,575

2014

22,110

2015

19,689

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
FUROSEMIDE 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
NUEDEXTA 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

3 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

O 7 9
GABAPENTIN 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
TRAZODONE HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

9 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
LACTULOSE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

11 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

13 15
FAMOTIDINE* 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

14 17
LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

14 4
CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

16 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

17 20
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

18 6
BACLOFEN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 52
LORAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

19 25
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
LEVETIRACETAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 38
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O 24 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

26 16
KLOR-CON M10 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 167
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

28 7
XARELTO 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 53
KLOR-CON M20 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 196
MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

31 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 42
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

35 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 13
SANTYL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

38 65
LANTUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

39 55
LIDOCAINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 110
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 57
RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 42 59
MEMANTINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 42 43
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
WATER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 10 49 229
HUMALOG 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

49 153
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

52 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

53 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 31
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 56 56
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 35
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 27
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 90
TIMOLOL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 199
NOVOLOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

60 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 63 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 51
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

65 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 115
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 37
PHENYTOIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 160
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 214
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

71 64
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 94
TRAVATAN Z 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 75 157
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 108
DILTIAZEM HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

78 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 134
FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 80 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

80 34
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 82 192
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

83 128
VALPROIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 84 146
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 85 127
METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 156
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 58
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 92
NYSTOP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

89 213
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 286
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 148
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 226
XIFAXAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 A 91 290
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 80
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. 16, 2016.
  • 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.