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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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23,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$3.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,073 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

0% of this provider’s 1,030 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

11% of this provider’s 1,073 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,073 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$2.84M

2014

$2.59M

2015

$3.52M

2016

Number of Claims

22,112

2014

19,708

2015

23,040

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 1,075

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

331

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
CLOPIDOGREL 944

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

260

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 929

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

284

patients, 26% of all patients

3 4
CRESTOR 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

218

patients, 20% of all patients

4 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

183

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

6 14
RANEXA 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

7 31
VALSARTAN 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

8 19
BENICAR 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

9 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

10 7
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

11 74
FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
ZETIA 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
AMIODARONE HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
VASCEPA 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

15 48
MELOXICAM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

16 78
NEXIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

17 52
BYSTOLIC 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

19 40
BRILINTA 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

20 59
LYRICA 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

21 109
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
XARELTO 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
CREON 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

24 125
CELECOXIB 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

25 85
SOTALOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

27 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

28 64
CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

29 2
WELCHOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

10 30 134
FENOFIBRATE* 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

31 84
DIGOX 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

32 58
DEXILANT 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

33 66
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

34 146
FENOFIBRATE* 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 120
METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

37 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

39 27
NITROSTAT 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

40 38
DIGOXIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

42 183
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

43 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 83
PRADAXA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
EFFIENT 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

46 69
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

47 54
MULTAQ 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

49 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

50 30
ULORIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

52 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

53 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

55 36
JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

56 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

57 137
FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

59 63
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

60 65
AMITIZA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 192
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 166
MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

63 87
GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

64 41
BENICAR HCT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 73
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 6
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

67 115
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

68 188
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 108
DUTASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 140
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

71 182
AZOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

73 21
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 166
REPAGLINIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 227
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

75 169
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

77 9
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

78 45
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 78 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 80 127
CILOSTAZOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

81 92
URSODIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 355
LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 117
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

83 138
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

85 271
MEXILETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 297
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 372
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

88 76
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 12
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 Jan. 22, 2010.
  • 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.