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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

32% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

11,992

2014

13,654

2015

15,152

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 746

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

122

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

2 5
CARVEDILOL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

4 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
VALSARTAN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

7 19
CLOPIDOGREL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

10 25
GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

11 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

12 4
BENAZEPRIL HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

13 33
ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

15 9
LIDOCAINE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

16 107
CRESTOR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

17 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

18 36
FAMOTIDINE* 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

19 65
ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 45
ZETIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
LISINOPRIL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 6
OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

24 30
JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

25 71
ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

26 61
NEXIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
AMIODARONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 7
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 98
SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 54
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 130
TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 36 57
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 50
CLONIDINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 148
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

41 43
DIGOX 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

42 40
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

44 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

44 63
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 138
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

46 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 49 83
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

51 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 21
BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

52 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 54 68
DEXILANT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 66
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

56 85
NITROSTAT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

56 38
CARTIA XT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 58 101
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 90
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 60 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

60 164
RANEXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 62 31
METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 122
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

63 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 63 70
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 160
BRILINTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

66 100
INVOKANA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 66 159
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

70 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 70 96
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 260
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

73 105
COREG CR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 165
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 74 84
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 76 146
NATEGLINIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 189
VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

77 75
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 77 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 80 55
BENICAR HCT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 73
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

82 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 82 168
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 March 6, 2018.
  • 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.