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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 131 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

6% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 326 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$645K

2014

$723K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

8,427

2014

7,953

2015

7,585

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

7 5
CHLORTHALIDONE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

8 53
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

11 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

17 36
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

18 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

19 40
BRILINTA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

20 59
ELIQUIS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 10
OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 93
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 26
RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
BIDIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 292
NITROSTAT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

31 38
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 135
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 18
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

36 129
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 38 168
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 88
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

40 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 41 39
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. 20, 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.