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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

3% of this provider’s 866 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

47% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$2.07M

2014

$2.35M

2015

$2.67M

2016

Number of Claims

25,516

2014

26,707

2015

29,561

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,648

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,617

prescriptions.

307

patients, 34% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,644

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,620

prescriptions.

279

patients, 31% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

3 13
OMEPRAZOLE 891

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

211

patients, 23% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

6 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
SIMVASTATIN 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

9 22
LIDOCAINE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

10 60
CLOPIDOGREL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
MELOXICAM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

13 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

14 45
CELECOXIB 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

15 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

16 34
PATADAY 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

17 121
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

18 137
JANUVIA 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 47
AZITHROMYCIN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

228

patients, 25% of all patients

A 20 62
FINASTERIDE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

21 50
SERTRALINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
ALLOPURINOL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

24 63
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

26 12
FAMOTIDINE* 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
LYRICA 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

28 79
ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
NEXIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

30 56
TEMAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

30 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O 32 9
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 85
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 74
NAMENDA XR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 43
HYDROCORTISONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

37 181
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

40 20
KETOCONAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

41 172
LISINOPRIL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 4
DEXILANT 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 83
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 140
RESTASIS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

44 195
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 112
VALSARTAN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

47 75
VOLTAREN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

48 78
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 21
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

52 116
GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 29
XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 81
AMOXICILLIN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 190
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

57 5
PROCTOZONE-HC 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

58 216
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
ZETIA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 100
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 220
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

A 64 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

65 46
SUCRALFATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

66 131
VASCEPA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 197
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 68 28
EXELON 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 176
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 24
MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

71 123
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

73 162
PROLIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

74 228
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 149
DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 231
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 54
DUTASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 176
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 79 109
BENICAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 80 170
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 49
AZELASTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

80 237
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 237
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 33
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 120
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 183
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 41
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 133
INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 210
FLECTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 90 242
RALOXIFENE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 91 207
TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 91 105
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 163
UNIFINE PENTIPS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 251
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 258
JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 212
SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 267
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

97 37
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 99 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

100 122
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 206
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 102 8
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 208
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

104 61
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 58
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

105 84
CREON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 105 100
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 124
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. 6, 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.