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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

441 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

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

7% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$161 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

10,912

2014

10,974

2015

13,299

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
CARVEDILOL 757

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
NAMENDA XR 629

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

121

patients, 27% of all patients

2 108
BENICAR HCT 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

100

patients, 23% of all patients

3 73
RANEXA 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

4 31
DEXILANT 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

5 66
CRESTOR 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

6 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
JENTADUETO 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

9 193
CLOPIDOGREL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 8
LYRICA 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

11 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
TRIBENZOR 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

13 151
NEXIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

14 52
BYSTOLIC 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 5
VASCEPA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 39
TRADJENTA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 115
MECLIZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

20 87
LINZESS 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

21 117
TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 40
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 248
CELECOXIB 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 85
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

26 43
NAMZARIC 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

28 285
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 4
JANUMET 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 131
NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 121
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 60
IBUPROFEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 89
BENICAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 44
EFFIENT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 69
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 54
METFORMIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
VOLTAREN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 36
INVOKAMET 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 291
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 208
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 43 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 44 70
OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 46 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 46 7
EDARBYCLOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 141
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 49 64
INVOKANA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 159
GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 51 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 37
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 71
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 103
METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 122
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 56 12
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 56 182
SINGLE USE SWAB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 246
TRULICITY 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 59 178
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 65
VERAPAMIL ER PM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 375
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 116
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 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 Dec. 30, 2009.
  • 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.