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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$3.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

2% of this provider’s 767 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

55% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$108 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$3.28M

2014

$3.3M

2015

$3.59M

2016

Number of Claims

31,340

2014

32,020

2015

33,410

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 2,039

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,995

prescriptions.

284

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,528

prescriptions.

203

patients, 26% of all patients

2 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,342

prescriptions.

202

patients, 26% of all patients

3 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

4 17
BENICAR 1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5 94
METFORMIN HCL 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
CLOPIDOGREL 882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

7 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

8 6
VASCEPA 818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

9 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

10 15
CRESTOR 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

$ 11 51
SIMVASTATIN 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

13 79
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
BENICAR HCT 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

15 150
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

16 35
NEXIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

17 60
OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

18 8
CARVEDILOL 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
JANUMET 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 20 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

23 50
DEXILANT 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

24 76
MELOXICAM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

25 38
FINASTERIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

26 47
VALSARTAN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

27 37
LIDOCAINE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

28 77
AZITHROMYCIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

230

patients, 29% of all patients

A 29 43
AZOR 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 194
JANUVIA 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 31 40
VOLTAREN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

32 74
AMOXICILLIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

A 33 117
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 178
LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

34 25
ATENOLOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 11
ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

38 106
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
CELECOXIB 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

41 67
FENOFIBRATE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

42 121
IBUPROFEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

43 42
BYSTOLIC 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 112
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

45 13
GLIPIZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
DUTASTERIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

47 156
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 78
RESTASIS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

48 192
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

50 41
VIREAD 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 261
CREON 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

52 90
LYRICA 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

$ 53 89
FLUOCINONIDE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

54 128
TRADJENTA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 55 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 125
FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 145
VICTOZA 3-PAK 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 57 253
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

59 19
WELCHOL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 271
URSODIOL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 361
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
PROLIA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

63 235
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 12
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

64 165
RALOXIFENE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 119
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 18
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

$ 69 109
MECLIZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

70 98
PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

71 55
RAPAFLO 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

72 292
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

73 59
PATADAY 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

74 159
ULORIC 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 173
LOVAZA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 233
LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 88
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

76 240
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

79 61
LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 122
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

81 134
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 80
SOTALOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 322
NASONEX 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

85 188
AMMONIUM LACTATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

85 243
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

85 93
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

85 388
FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 115
LOPERAMIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

90 252
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

91 33
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

92 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 93 24
NIFEDICAL XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 241
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

94 65
TRIBENZOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 94 260
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 265
ACARBOSE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 98 221
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 234
RANEXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 212
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

101 34
ONGLYZA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 277
BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

103 187
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 103 39
PROCTOZONE-HC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

105 204
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 105 86
ALCOHOL PADS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 267
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

108 63
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 109 299
AVODART 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

109 447
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

109 62
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

112 396
KOMBIGLYZE XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 112 485
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 114 301
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 $ 115 262
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 May 3, 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.