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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

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

37% 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

0% of this provider’s 420 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

13% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 443 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$139 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

9,994

2014

9,462

2015

9,712

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 886

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

173

patients, 39% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

2 7
VASCEPA 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

3 48
CARVEDILOL 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
BYSTOLIC 460

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

5 32
SIMVASTATIN 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
VALSARTAN 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

8 19
ELIQUIS 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
NIACIN ER 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

10 132
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

13 25
SYNTHROID 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 81
OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
COREG CR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16 165
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
RANEXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
SOTALOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 35
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 194
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 32 72
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 33 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 35 13
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 146
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 38 82
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 Feb. 21, 2013.
  • 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.