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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 217 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

671 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

54% of this provider’s 671 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 671 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

20,140

2014

24,630

2015

32,095

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 2,198

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,158

prescriptions.

294

patients, 44% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,720

prescriptions.

232

patients, 35% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,156

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 954

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

272

patients, 41% of all patients

4 106
OMEPRAZOLE 952

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

238

patients, 35% of all patients

5 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 915

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

6 35
METFORMIN HCL 876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 813

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

9 13
FAMOTIDINE* 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

10 34
MELOXICAM 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

155

patients, 23% of all patients

11 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

215

patients, 32% of all patients

12 50
AZELASTINE HCL 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

177

patients, 26% of all patients

13 149
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

14 16
GLIPIZIDE 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

16 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 75
FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

18 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

19 160
AMMONIUM LACTATE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

20 243
TAMSULOSIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
AZITHROMYCIN 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

235

patients, 35% of all patients

A 22 43
CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 21
NAPROXEN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

24 93
FINASTERIDE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

25 47
VALSARTAN 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

26 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 3
SULFASALAZINE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

28 368
ATENOLOL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

30 19
LIDOCAINE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

31 77
PROAIR HFA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

32 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 45
BACLOFEN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

34 62
JANUVIA 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

35 40
ALLOPURINOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

36 30
CELECOXIB 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

37 67
LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 4
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

38 240
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 20
NEXIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 60
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 25
MECLIZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

43 98
TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

O 44 29
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

45 79
FLUOCINONIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

46 128
BENICAR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

47 94
MOMETASONE FUROATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

48 255
DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 31
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

50 393
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

A 52 88
NIFEDIPINE ER 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 97
PROCTOZONE-HC 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

54 204
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O 54 83
CEPHALEXIN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

A 56 110
LANSOPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

57 259
TEMAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

58 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

59 100
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 230
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 64
VOLTAREN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

63 74
LOVAZA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 233
WELCHOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 271
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

69 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 63
KETOCONAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

71 171
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 89
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 65
VIREAD 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 261
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

75 203
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 32
SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 104
CREON 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

79 137
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

80 61
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

81 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

81 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 57
ENULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

84 699
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

84 264
LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

84 120
DICYCLOMINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

87 197
AMITIZA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

87 167
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 89 78
RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 119
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 92 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 93 46
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 94 166
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 95 82
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 51
AZOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 97 194
RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 212
PATANOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 354
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 97 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 101 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 101 71
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 217
METHIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 254
NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

105 241
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 76
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.