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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 421 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 639 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
80% 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

45% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$822K

2014

$944K

2015

$923K

2016

Number of Claims

13,070

2014

13,910

2015

14,484

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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 1,447

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,428

prescriptions.

205

patients, 43% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,138

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,133

prescriptions.

151

patients, 32% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 962

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

150

patients, 32% of all patients

3 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

146

patients, 31% of all patients

5 8
METFORMIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

7 15
MELOXICAM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

8 38
ATENOLOL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 11
IBUPROFEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

10 42
ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

11 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

13 50
JANUVIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 14 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 64
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 3
WELCHOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 271
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

19 106
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

20 13
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 4
AZITHROMYCIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

123

patients, 26% of all patients

A 22 43
FINASTERIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 47
VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
ZETIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 86
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

26 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

27 19
BENICAR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 94
GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 22
AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

A 30 117
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 21
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

34 41
LOVAZA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 233
SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

37 59
PROCTOZONE-HC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

39 204
FLUOCINONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

40 128
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 32
LIDOCAINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 77
RESTASIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

43 192
ATROVENT HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 44 398
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 44 24
LOPERAMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

46 252
PATADAY 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 159
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 $ 47 51
AZOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 194
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 51 46
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 131
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 52 75
PROLIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

54 235
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 138
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 $ 57 89
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.