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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 219

$4.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 219

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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 389 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

85% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs 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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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 33%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$1135 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $497 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.82M

2012

$2.15M

2013

$3.52M

2014

$4.19M

2015

Number of Claims

2,265

2012

2,789

2013

3,076

2014

3,695

2015

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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O

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
CUBICIN 384

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

A 10 1 109
INVANZ 236

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

A 10 2 121
GAMMAGARD LIQUID 236

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

10 2 135
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain types of bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

A 4 78
TYGACIL 190

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A 10 5 146
ONDANSETRON HCL* 186

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

6 148
CEFEPIME HCL 175

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

A 10 7 133
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

A 8 51
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 9 1
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A 10 62
DORIBAX 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A 10 10 190
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 34
VANCOMYCIN HCL*

Treats bacterial infections. +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 13 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A 14 35
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

15 172
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 16 20
CEFTRIAXONE* 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

A 17 224
REYATAZ 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 18 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A 19 73
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

A 20 183
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Dec. 23, 2009.
  • 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.