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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$3.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,227 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,177 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

14% of this provider’s 1,227 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 1,227 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$153 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$2.57M

2014

$2.61M

2015

$3.26M

2016

Number of Claims

18,978

2014

17,964

2015

21,336

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 1,484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,415

prescriptions.

467

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 955

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

286

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 926

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

285

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
CARVEDILOL 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
CLOPIDOGREL 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

191

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

174

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
VASCEPA 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

7 48
CRESTOR 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

8 20
FUROSEMIDE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
VALSARTAN 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
ELIQUIS 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

12 55
GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

13 41
JANUVIA 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

14 71
TRAMADOL HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 57
OMEPRAZOLE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
ULORIC 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

18 116
XARELTO 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

19 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

20 40
NEXIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

21 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

22 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

23 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
LACTULOSE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

25 206
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

27 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

28 95
BENICAR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

30 63
NITROSTAT 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

31 38
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

32 188
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

33 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

33 10
PROLIA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

35 153
RANEXA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

38 18
AMIODARONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

39 17
VOLTAREN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 149
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 11
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

45 78
LISINOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

45 6
BRILINTA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

47 59
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

48 42
MULTAQ 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
ENTRESTO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

50 133
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

51 15
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

52 93
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
DEXILANT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 66
ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 26
LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

57 117
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

58 9
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

60 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

61 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

62 118
PAZEO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 327
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 90
PATADAY 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

65 181
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

66 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 100
CALCIUM ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 287
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

69 83
COREG CR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 165
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 166
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

71 87
CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 209
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

75 166
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 28
NASONEX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 185
CREON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 125
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 137
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 129
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 30
RESTASIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 June 7, 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.