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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$472K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

13% of this provider’s 298 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$347K

2014

$375K

2015

$472K

2016

Number of Claims

7,952

2014

8,615

2015

10,483

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
GENERLAC 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

108

patients, 33% of all patients

3 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

100

patients, 31% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

85

patients, 26% of all patients

O 8 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

9 11
SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

10 7
FAMOTIDINE* 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

11 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

12 15
OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

13 6
HUMULIN R 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

14 70
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

17 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

18 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 19 28
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 136
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

21 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

22 51
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 24 59
MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

25 23
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

26 86
SANTYL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

27 106
GABAPENTIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

27 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
HUMULIN N 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

30 112
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

31 26
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

32 10
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

33 211
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 34 142
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

35 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

35 67
CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

37 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 72
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 39 102
NOVOLIN N 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 39 137
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
SPS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

41 258
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 43 58
NOVOLIN R 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 88
ATROVENT HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 263
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

46 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

47 63
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

A 47 104
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 49 43
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

50 19
RENVELA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 51 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O 52 77
PERMETHRIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

52 174
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

54 50
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

56 65
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 Sept. 23, 2008.
  • 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.