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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$2.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

1,445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,424 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

49% of this provider’s 1,445 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,445 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$2.62M

2014

$2.81M

2015

$2.73M

2016

Number of Claims

46,390

2014

42,244

2015

39,643

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,614

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,574

prescriptions.

521

patients, 36% of all patients

1 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,961

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,950

prescriptions.

399

patients, 28% of all patients

10 2 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,908

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,891

prescriptions.

377

patients, 26% of all patients

3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,423

prescriptions.

357

patients, 25% of all patients

4 1
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 1,071

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

412

patients, 29% of all patients

10 5 106
OMEPRAZOLE 1,029

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

313

patients, 22% of all patients

6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 997

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

997

prescriptions.

210

patients, 15% of all patients

7 27
SIMVASTATIN 760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
ATENOLOL 751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

156

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

121

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
VALSARTAN 716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

11 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

278

patients, 19% of all patients

14 50
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

15 79
CLOPIDOGREL 564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
CEPHALEXIN 562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

404

patients, 28% of all patients

A 17 110
METFORMIN HCL 558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

20 45
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21 178
NIFEDIPINE ER 487

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

22 97
LORAZEPAM 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
LIDOCAINE 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

24 77
MELOXICAM 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

191

patients, 13% of all patients

25 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

26 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

137

patients, 9% of all patients

28 19
GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

29 13
FLUOCINONIDE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

30 128
JANUVIA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

31 40
DEXILANT 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

32 76
CREON 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

33 90
AZELASTINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

34 149
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

35 64
FINASTERIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

36 47
CARVEDILOL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
GLIPIZIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

39 234
LOVAZA 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

10 40 233
NIFEDICAL XL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

41 241
VOLTAREN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

42 74
RALOXIFENE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

43 119
PROCTOZONE-HC 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

44 204
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

45 41
RESTASIS 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

46 192
ZOSTAVAX 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

209

patients, 14% of all patients

47 164
NEXIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

48 60
CLONIDINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

49 69
ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

162

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
PATADAY 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

53 159
LANSOPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

54 259
AFEDITAB CR 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

10 55 530
PROAIR HFA 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

56 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 80
AZITHROMYCIN 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

60 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

61 100
AMOXICILLIN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 117
MOMETASONE FUROATE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

63 255
MECLIZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

64 98
ACYCLOVIR 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

65 177
CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 51
PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

67 49
LISINOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 72
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

70 217
TRIAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

71 319
FELODIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

72 163
ULORIC 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 173
GEMFIBROZIL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 131
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

75 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

O 77 9
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

77 34
CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

79 67
LINZESS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

79 122
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

79 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

79 138
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

83 36
TEMAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

83 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

85 14
LACTULOSE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

86 120
PREDNISOLONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

87 686
SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

88 104
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 86
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

90 63
COLCRYS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

91 281
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

92 232
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

92 230
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

94 65
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 136
VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 96 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

97 166
DUTASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

98 156
BENICAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

98 94
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

98 203
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

101 62
PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

102 709
CICLOPIROX* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

103 401
OFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

A 103 712
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 107 46
METHIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 254
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

109 155
SOTALOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 322
HYDROCORTISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

111 218
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

$ 112 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

112 111
MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

114 244
NASONEX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

114 188
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 103
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 57
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

116 165
QVAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

119 99
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

119 183
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

121 179
LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 121 220
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. 26, 2015.
  • 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.