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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 322 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,085 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

0% of this provider’s 935 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

3% of this provider’s 1,085 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,085 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$247K

2014

$284K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

4,451

2014

7,095

2015

10,010

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 1,250

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

259

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 848

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 591

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
XARELTO 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
SIMVASTATIN 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
CLOPIDOGREL 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
AMIODARONE HCL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

11 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

15 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

16 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

17 22
DIGOXIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

18 24
OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

19 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

20 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

22 21
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

23 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 36
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 30
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 25
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

28 20
CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

29 92
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

30 58
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 32 102
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

33 204
DIGITEK 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 223
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 89
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 Nov. 14, 2013.
  • 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.