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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,513Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% 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

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

62% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

164 of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$989K

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

13,823

2014

23,562

2015

21,513

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 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
CELECOXIB 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

142

patients, 27% of all patients

2 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
LIDOCAINE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

193

patients, 36% of all patients

4 22
DEXILANT 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

5 44
GABAPENTIN 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

6 10
METFORMIN HCL 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

O 9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
LISINOPRIL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

12 7
SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

13 8
FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

14 13
CLOPIDOGREL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
ALPRAZOLAM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

17 25
CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
ALLOPURINOL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

20 26
BENICAR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

21 65
ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

22 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
GLIPIZIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

24 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

25 12
CRESTOR 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

26 57
JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

28 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

29 23
VALSARTAN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

30 41
AZITHROMYCIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

A 31 47
BYSTOLIC 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 90
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

A 33 82
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

34 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

35 11
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

36 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

37 24
VOLTAREN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

38 63
TRADJENTA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 107
LINZESS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

40 109
VENTOLIN HFA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

40 49
CLONIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
NEXIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 15
BACLOFEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

45 52
IBUPROFEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

46 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 64
AZOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 50 69
LIDOCAINE HCL* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

51 135
IRBESARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 140
CEPHALEXIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

A 52 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

A 54 104
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

56 144
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 145
SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

58 48
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

58 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

60 30
TELMISARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

61 154
AMIODARONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 157
OXYCODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 36
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 159
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

65 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

66 122
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 163
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

68 165
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 69 29
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

69 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 167
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 169
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 62
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 73 100
CARISOPRODOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 59
JANUMET 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 76 94
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 77 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 78 123
SUCRALFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 79 131
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 80 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 67
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 82 189
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

82 80
PATADAY 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

84 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 74
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 86 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 87 200
DUTASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 88 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 89 93
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

90 147
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 68
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 92 119
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. 27, 2015.
  • 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.