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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 133 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 681 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

58% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$2.18M

2014

$2.1M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

33,025

2014

32,730

2015

32,087

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 2,168

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,056

prescriptions.

247

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,333

prescriptions.

183

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,255

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

3 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 940

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
VALSARTAN 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

9 37
MELOXICAM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

10 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

11 79
ATENOLOL 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
JANUVIA 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

$ 14 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
CLOPIDOGREL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

18 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

19 50
AZITHROMYCIN 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

238

patients, 32% of all patients

A 20 43
NEXIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 60
GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

24 35
GLIPIZIDE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
FAMOTIDINE* 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
LOVAZA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

10 30 233
LEVOFLOXACIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

A 30 88
RALOXIFENE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 119
LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 4
FENOFIBRATE* 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
AMOXICILLIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

A 36 117
FINASTERIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 47
FLUOCINONIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

38 128
VIMPAT 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 332
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 111
LIDOCAINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

42 77
LEVETIRACETAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
CELECOXIB 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

45 67
FELODIPINE ER 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 163
MECLIZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

47 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

48 41
FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 115
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 12
FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

51 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 54 70
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 30
LACTULOSE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 120
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 58 51
VOLTAREN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

59 74
BENICAR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
AMIODARONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

63 23
PROCTOZONE-HC 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

64 204
RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 118
NOVOLIN R 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 231
XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 67 87
ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 $ 68 86
DIGOX 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 225
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

70 19
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 234
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 61
CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 110
GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 74 131
SOTALOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 322
LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 76 251
DUTASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 156
DEXILANT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 46
INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 $ 80 129
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 81 78
PATADAY 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

82 159
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 $ 83 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 83 107
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

85 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 147
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 87 141
TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 88 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 90 63
PATANOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 354
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 92 89
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 93 435
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 65
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 155
JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 $ 95 127
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 154
VASCEPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 97 108
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 179
LIVALO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 100 414
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 101 72
AZELASTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

102 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

102 160
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 209
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

105 42
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 105 29
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. 26, 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.