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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$2.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

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

96% 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

2% of this provider’s 811 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

41% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$2.09M

2014

$2.3M

2015

$2.42M

2016

Number of Claims

26,570

2014

28,931

2015

28,084

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 1,512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,466

prescriptions.

245

patients, 28% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,056

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

3 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

6 17
GABAPENTIN 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
CRESTOR 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

8 50
PATADAY 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

161

patients, 19% of all patients

9 146
NEXIUM 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

10 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

240

patients, 28% of all patients

11 71
CELECOXIB 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

12 66
OMEPRAZOLE 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

13 6
GLIPIZIDE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

14 30
ATENOLOL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
VALSARTAN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 42
LIDOCAINE 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

18 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

21 38
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

21 143
MELOXICAM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

23 44
SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

24 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

24 75
CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 2
GEMFIBROZIL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

28 129
CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
MECLIZINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

30 137
AMOXICILLIN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 133
LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

31 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 70
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

10 35 202
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 65
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

39 36
AZITHROMYCIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

A 40 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

41 69
JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

42 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 183
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 18
CREON 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

45 84
BENICAR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 139
LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 62
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

48 134
VOLTAREN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

49 68
VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

50 94
AMITIZA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 198
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 11
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 29
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 19
DEXILANT 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

56 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 121
PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

58 77
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

58 67
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 109
FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

60 4
IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

62 63
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

63 52
PAZEO 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

64 298
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

64 132
PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O 66 97
ALCOHOL PADS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

68 300
PROLIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

69 301
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

70 141
FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 82
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 103
PROCTOZONE-HC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

73 251
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 114
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

75 213
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

76 15
AZELASTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

77 234
COLCHICINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

78 277
COLCRYS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

78 271
LINZESS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 163
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

82 188
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 13
BENICAR HCT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 84 107
ZOSTAVAX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

85 325
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 86 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 12
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 122
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 148
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 93 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 181
NASONEX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 278
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 131
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

97 137
RESTASIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 340
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 144
CLONIDINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 147
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 101 208
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 103 59
FLUOCINONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

104 170
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

104 206
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

107 96
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

108 200
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

108 27
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 Sept. 11, 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.