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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,614Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$3.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

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

97% 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

4% of this provider’s 552 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

67% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 588 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$140 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$2.7M

2014

$3.17M

2015

$3.86M

2016

Number of Claims

27,067

2014

26,590

2015

27,614

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
CLOPIDOGREL 876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

203

patients, 35% of all patients

1 21
AZELASTINE HCL 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

238

patients, 40% of all patients

2 149
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

202

patients, 34% of all patients

3 2
LIDOCAINE 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

243

patients, 41% of all patients

4 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

242

patients, 41% of all patients

5 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

190

patients, 32% of all patients

6 1
VASCEPA 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

182

patients, 31% of all patients

7 108
LOVAZA 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

140

patients, 24% of all patients

10 8 233
TAMSULOSIN HCL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

9 15
FLUOCINONIDE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

204

patients, 35% of all patients

10 128
BENICAR 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

11 94
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

198

patients, 34% of all patients

12 106
RESTASIS 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

154

patients, 26% of all patients

13 192
OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

145

patients, 25% of all patients

14 8
PREDNISONE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

203

patients, 35% of all patients

15 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

16 31
AZITHROMYCIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

187

patients, 32% of all patients

A 17 43
TAMIFLU 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

167

patients, 28% of all patients

10 18 289
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

148

patients, 25% of all patients

19 50
AMOXICILLIN 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

149

patients, 25% of all patients

A 20 117
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

21 130
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

22 79
AZOR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

23 194
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

140

patients, 24% of all patients

24 165
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

10 25 359
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

26 3
BYSTOLIC 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

$ 27 112
FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

28 10
MELOXICAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

29 38
LORAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

30 25
CREON 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

31 90
VOLTAREN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

31 74
CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

33 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

34 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

34 6
DEXILANT 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

36 76
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

37 13
PATANOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

10 38 354
CRESTOR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

$ 39 51
CELECOXIB 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

39 67
VALSARTAN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

39 37
METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

42 7
RANEXA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

$ 43 212
LEVOFLOXACIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

133

patients, 23% of all patients

A 43 88
FAMOTIDINE* 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
LYRICA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

$ 46 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

47 17
TRADJENTA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 48 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

48 16
RALOXIFENE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

48 119
FINASTERIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

51 47
NATEGLINIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

52 223
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

53 52
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

54 11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

55 217
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

56 5
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

O 57 29
AMMONIUM LACTATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

58 243
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

59 30
CLONIDINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

60 315
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

61 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 230
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

63 55
BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

64 62
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

65 28
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

66 69
ZETIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 67 86
CEPHALEXIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

A 68 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

68 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

70 18
KETOCONAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

71 171
NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

72 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 73 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A 74 80
MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

74 98
VIAGRA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

74 525
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

77 57
LOPERAMIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

77 252
NYSTATIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

77 206
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

77 417
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 81 9
VALACYCLOVIR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

82 247
MEGESTROL ACETATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

83 183
CILOSTAZOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

84 246
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 85 40
NITROSTAT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

85 195
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 124
AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

88 136
NASONEX 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

88 188
MYRBETRIQ 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 90 210
COLCRYS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

91 281
VIGAMOX 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

91 604
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 141
CIALIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

94 356
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

94 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

96 24
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

96 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

96 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

96 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

100 147
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

101 70
JANUMET XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 101 302
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 $ 103 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 39
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

105 120
NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 97
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

106 388
CIPRODEX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

106 733
MINOXIDIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

109 499
ULORIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 110 173
WELCHOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

111 271
TRIBENZOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

111 260
PAZEO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

113 306
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

113 42
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

115 240
ACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

116 177
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 116 83
VIREAD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 118 261
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 78
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. 8, 2014.
  • 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.