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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$5.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

31% of this provider’s 866 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 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$208 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$4.03M

2014

$4.06M

2015

$5.68M

2016

Number of Claims

28,044

2014

26,325

2015

27,306

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
VASCEPA 1,161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,082

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

1 48
BYSTOLIC 958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

10 2 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

3 22
REPATHA SURECLICK 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4 144
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

5 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

6 1
CLOPIDOGREL 665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
CRESTOR 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

8 20
SIMVASTATIN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
PROLIA 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

296

patients, 34% of all patients

10 10 153
DEXILANT 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

11 66
VOLTAREN 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

12 75
CARVEDILOL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

13 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

14 3
BENICAR 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

15 44
TRAZODONE HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

16 106
BENICAR HCT 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

17 73
METFORMIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
RANEXA 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
XARELTO 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
NEXIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 52
FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

21 5
CELECOXIB 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

23 85
LINZESS 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 40
DULOXETINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

26 110
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

29 4
VYTORIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

10 30 139
PRALUENT PEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

10 31 158
TRIBENZOR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

32 151
ULORIC 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
VICTOZA 3-PAK 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 150
LIDOCAINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
AZOR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 128
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 54
ELIQUIS 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 12
OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 27
TRADJENTA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 115
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

43 7
VALSARTAN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

44 19
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

45 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
SYNTHROID 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 81
WELCHOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 134
BUPROPION HCL SR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

48 199
MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 142
ZETIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 26
AMIODARONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 17
NASONEX 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 185
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

54 43
EDARBYCLOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 141
AZITHROMYCIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

A 56 80
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

57 41
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

58 61
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 97
SYMBICORT 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

60 173
ADVAIR DISKUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 93
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 39
JANUMET 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 131
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 9
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 72
DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

A 67 127
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

67 70
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

69 113
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 16
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

72 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

72 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

72 100
NIFEDIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 56
CLONIDINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 148
BREO ELLIPTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 196
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

78 311
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

79 166
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

81 37
AMITIZA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 192
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 63
LISINOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 6
EDARBI 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 162
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 108
LANSOPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 245
TUDORZA PRESSAIR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 261
COREG CR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 91 165
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 91 322
DULERA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

93 289
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 164
ENTRESTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 133
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 109
VIIBRYD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 331
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 170
MOMETASONE FUROATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 302
FETZIMA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 344
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 101 203
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 226
SOTALOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 103 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

105 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 256
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 78
CIALIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 277
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. 13, 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.