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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

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

79% 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

8% of this provider’s 757 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

31% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

25,772

2014

25,179

2015

24,000

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,054

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

177

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

6 11
GABAPENTIN 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
METFORMIN HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 12
MIRTAZAPINE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
FAMOTIDINE* 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

19 22
TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
LANTUS 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

23 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 27
CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
HUMALOG 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

28 117
ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
FINASTERIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 46
SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

32 71
NAMENDA XR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

36 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

37 72
JANTOVEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

<11 38 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
VALSARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 53
MEMANTINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 32
JANUVIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 41
GENERLAC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 160
LEVETIRACETAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 49
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 64
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

50 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 31
BUMETANIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 199
LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 90
HEPARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

54 155
RISPERIDONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 131
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 76
NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 113
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 48
AMIODARONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 116
PERMETHRIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

65 224
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 73
GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 30
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

68 70
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
TRADJENTA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 70 102
NUEDEXTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 72 89
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 45
DILTIAZEM HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 73 214
LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

79 115
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

80 122
VESICARE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 136
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 67
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 119
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 78
RENVELA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 142
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 85
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

88 77
CALCIUM ACETATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 237
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 123
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

91 151
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 92 80
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 86
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 94 250
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 83
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

96 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

98 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 99 132
CALCITRIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 100 217
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 101 121
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 June 15, 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.