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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

1,352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,254 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

28% of this provider’s 1,352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 1,352 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$1.51M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

27,847

2014

29,187

2015

28,161

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,322

prescriptions.

208

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,162

prescriptions.

237

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,042

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

193

patients, 14% of all patients

3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 833

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

194

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

187

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

191

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 12
SIMVASTATIN 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

149

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

11 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

12 31
GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

13 10
METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
LORAZEPAM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

15 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
PREDNISONE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

17 52
DULOXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

18 45
LANTUS 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

19 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

21 72
CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

26 16
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

27 51
XARELTO 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

28 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
DIGOXIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

30 106
ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
GLIPIZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

32 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

33 14
CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

P 35 32
ELIQUIS 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

36 74
MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
FINASTERIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

38 46
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

38 253
LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

41 76
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

45 35
CEPHALEXIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 128
HUMALOG 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

48 54
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

49 85
PROAIR HFA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

50 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
PRADAXA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

51 227
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 48
LIDOCAINE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
TEMAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

57 83
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

58 37
FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 19
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 61 39
LEVETIRACETAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

64 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

65 181
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

66 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 65
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

66 94
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

69 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

70 123
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

71 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 186
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 72 112
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 34
LACTULOSE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

74 88
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 115
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

78 66
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 67
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 62
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

81 86
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 211
TERAZOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 121
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 193
DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

86 157
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

87 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

87 71
NYAMYC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 274
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 95
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 24
METOLAZONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

92 229
OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 144
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

94 38
LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 104
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 50
KLOR-CON 8 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 99 220
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 100 159
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 41
KLOR-CON 10 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 102 273
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 232
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 55
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

105 122
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

O 106 80
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 354
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 110
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 75
MORPHINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 110 210
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 110 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 60
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 113 185
CEFTRIAXONE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 A 113 380
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. 10, 2017.
  • 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.