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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 212 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 160 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

148 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 148 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 148 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$558K

2014

$1000K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

5,955

2014

6,146

2015

6,148

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
CRESTOR 392

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 43% of all patients

1 20
TRAMADOL HCL 364

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 50% of all patients

O 2 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 362

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 41% of all patients

O 3 152
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 348

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 35% of all patients

4 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 22% of all patients

5 3
CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 28% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 22% of all patients

7 1
BACLOFEN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 19% of all patients

8 169
VOLTAREN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 25% of all patients

9 75
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 20% of all patients

10 41
IBUPROFEN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 18% of all patients

10 89
ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

12 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

13 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

14 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 18% of all patients

15 21
JENTADUETO 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

16 193
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

17 7
FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

18 5
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

19 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

20 14
DIAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

21 147
OMEPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 13% of all patients

21 27
AZOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

23 128
DEXILANT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 15% of all patients

24 66
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

25 173
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

26 52
ANORO ELLIPTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 16% of all patients

27 258
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

28 33
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

29 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

30 100
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 24% of all patients

A 31 154
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 9% of all patients

31 65
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 14% of all patients

33 196
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. 22, 2011.
  • 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.