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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 395 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 204 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

48% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.33M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,869

2014

12,700

2015

11,572

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 774

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

156

patients, 43% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

109

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

130

patients, 36% of all patients

3 39
AMOXICILLIN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

134

patients, 37% of all patients

A 4 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

99

patients, 28% of all patients

5 16
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

6 348
LIDOCAINE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

84

patients, 23% of all patients

7 100
SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
VALSARTAN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

10 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

12 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

13 15
CRESTOR 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

14 59
ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 34
BENICAR 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

15 109
OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

17 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

18 2
MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

20 36
CELECOXIB 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

20 80
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

22 439
CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

23 29
VASCEPA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

24 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 96
CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

26 134
BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

28 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

29 18
LOVAZA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

30 309
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

32 31
PATANOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

33 382
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

34 43
VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

35 71
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

36 173
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 36 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

39 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 81
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

41 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 91
LANSOPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 228
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

45 61
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

46 127
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 48 131
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 50
AZELASTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

50 172
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

50 150
PROCTOZONE-HC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

50 200
OLOPATADINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

53 323
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 363
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 March 3, 2011.
  • 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.