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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 416 out of 1461

$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 1461

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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 791 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

6% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

0% of this provider’s 791 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$323 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $216 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$725K

2012

$690K

2013

$1.33M

2014

$938K

2015

Number of Claims

3,642

2012

3,562

2013

3,174

2014

2,903

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

504

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

1 46
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

292

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

267

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

3 18
VIREAD 226

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

4 281
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

5 74
SUPREP

Used to cleanse of the colo... +

Used to cleanse of the colon in preparation for colonoscopy. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

6 131
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

7 173
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

8 395
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 94

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

9 247
GAVILYTE-C 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

10 259
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

11 154
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

12 238
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

13 353
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

14 53
MOVIPREP 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

15 188
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

16 235
ENTECAVIR 50

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 17 417
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 23, 2010.
  • 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.