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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
92% 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

48% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 830 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$2.62M

2014

$2.39M

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

27,239

2014

24,994

2015

21,757

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 1,522

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,517

prescriptions.

274

patients, 33% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,332

prescriptions.

273

patients, 33% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,305

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,290

prescriptions.

353

patients, 43% of all patients

3 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

4 9
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

256

patients, 31% of all patients

5 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

6 24
METFORMIN HCL 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
NEXIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

8 56
SIMVASTATIN 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
GLIPIZIDE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

12 30
CREON 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

13 84
CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 23
AZITHROMYCIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

262

patients, 32% of all patients

A 15 57
ATENOLOL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
RALOXIFENE HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

17 153
GABAPENTIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

18 10
CELECOXIB 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

19 66
JANUVIA 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 41
IBUPROFEN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

198

patients, 24% of all patients

21 63
FENOFIBRATE* 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 137
VALSARTAN 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

23 42
MELOXICAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 44
DEXILANT 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

25 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

26 36
FENOFIBRATE* 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 82
CRESTOR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

30 130
METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 93
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 208
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

33 143
FLUOCINONIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

34 170
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 119
NAPROXEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

37 111
VOLTAREN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 68
TEMAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

40 83
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

41 103
AMOXICILLIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 133
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
BENICAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 139
TRADJENTA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
BENICAR HCT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 107
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 26
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 14
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

58 207
DUTASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 60 178
LISINOPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 5
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 91
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 18
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

66 163
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 129
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 66 121
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 331
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

70 134
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

72 71
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 109
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 217
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 51
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

75 202
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 135
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.