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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

744 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

2% of this provider’s 707 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

61% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 744 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$2.05M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

33,964

2014

31,121

2015

28,858

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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 2,112

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,065

prescriptions.

356

patients, 48% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 992

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

3 1
ATENOLOL 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

4 12
CLOPIDOGREL 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

155

patients, 21% of all patients

5 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

185

patients, 25% of all patients

6 52
GEMFIBROZIL 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7 118
LOVASTATIN 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

8 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

12 18
FINASTERIDE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

13 56
BENICAR 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

14 109
VALSARTAN 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

15 47
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

16 53
AZITHROMYCIN 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

254

patients, 34% of all patients

A 17 44
MELOXICAM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

18 36
SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

20 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
DEXILANT 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

22 79
RANITIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

23 48
VOLTAREN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

24 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 101
DUTASTERIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

26 152
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

27 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

28 20
CRESTOR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

29 59
AMOXICILLIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

A 29 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 10
NEXIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

32 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

33 96
CELECOXIB 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

34 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 42
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

36 11
SYMBICORT 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

37 106
BACLOFEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

38 55
ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

39 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

40 43
TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 41 24
GLIPIZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 19
IBUPROFEN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

43 31
CROMOLYN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

44 277
JANUVIA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

44 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 37
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 84
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 2
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

50 46
CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 23
BYSTOLIC 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 150
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

53 57
PROCTOZONE-HC 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

54 200
LIDOCAINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

55 100
BENAZEPRIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

56 27
MECLIZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

57 83
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

A 57 363
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

59 222
TEMAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

59 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

61 205
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

62 278
VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 39
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

65 50
FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 13
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 93
ULORIC 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 166
CREON 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 105
SINGLE USE SWAB 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

69 256
NAPROXEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

71 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

72 191
RESTASIS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

73 210
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 74 73
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 107
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 14
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

78 163
BENICAR HCT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 154
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 294
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 87
LOPERAMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

82 266
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

83 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 98
ZENPEP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 406
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 26
NASONEX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 194
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 90 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 153
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

92 134
FELODIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 92 177
WELCHOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 271
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 22
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 96 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

96 139
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 267
FLUOCINONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

98 140
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 173
ROZEREM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 336
ALCOHOL PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

102 218
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 115
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 103 66
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 105 104
COLCRYS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

106 246
TRIAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 358
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 108 62
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 Jan. 11, 2012.
  • 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.