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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

29% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

21,977

2014

18,550

2015

16,051

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 798

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

161

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

2 22
SIMVASTATIN 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

4 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

6 25
FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
CARVEDILOL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

9 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 50
CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
ATENOLOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

16 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 68
GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 33
LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 106
VALSARTAN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

28 169
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 30
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 51
JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 4
FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 55
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 57
GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 76
FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 23
ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 184
LACTULOSE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 206
PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

45 129
RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 80
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 110
MEMANTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 136
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

51 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

53 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 55 164
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

56 280
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 57 24
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

58 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 47
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 13
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

61 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 21
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 160
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 103
DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 170
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 186
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 363
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 168
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 56
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 226
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 20
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

73 121
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 131
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 19, 2008.
  • 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.