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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$4.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

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

94% 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

1% of this provider’s 769 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

65% of this provider’s 812 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 812 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$129 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$3.08M

2014

$3.86M

2015

$4.34M

2016

Number of Claims

26,896

2014

30,830

2015

33,515

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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 1,528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,467

prescriptions.

307

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

176

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 793

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

3 17
CRESTOR 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

$ 4 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

210

patients, 26% of all patients

5 35
AMOXICILLIN 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

276

patients, 34% of all patients

A 10 6 117
NEXIUM 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

7 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

8 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

9 6
BENICAR 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

10 94
CLOPIDOGREL 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

11 21
CELECOXIB 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

185

patients, 23% of all patients

12 67
LOVAZA 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13 233
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

233

patients, 29% of all patients

14 106
OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

15 8
LIDOCAINE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

16 77
AZITHROMYCIN 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

299

patients, 37% of all patients

A 17 43
GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

18 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

18 15
FLECTOR 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

10 20 279
VASCEPA 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

21 108
FLUOCINONIDE 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

181

patients, 22% of all patients

21 128
TRAMADOL HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

O 23 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

24 50
FENOFIBRATE* 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

25 145
METFORMIN HCL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

26 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

27 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

28 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

29 45
VOLTAREN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

$ 30 74
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

31 79
JANUVIA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 32 40
ALLOPURINOL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

33 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

34 75
JANUMET 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 35 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

36 85
NIFEDICAL XL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

37 241
DONEPEZIL HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

38 31
VALSARTAN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 37
RANITIDINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

40 52
LYRICA 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

$ 41 89
NAPROXEN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

42 93
NIFEDIPINE ER 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

43 97
MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

44 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

45 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

46 18
PATANOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 47 354
MECLIZINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

48 98
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

49 5
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

50 240
CREON 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

51 90
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

51 130
RALOXIFENE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

54 19
FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

55 10
AZOR 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 194
FINASTERIDE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

57 47
ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

58 11
BYSTOLIC 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

59 112
NATEGLINIDE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 223
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

61 217
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

62 448
TRADJENTA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 63 95
INVOKANA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 64 129
RESTASIS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

65 192
DEXILANT 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 65 76
ULORIC 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 65 173
MEGESTROL ACETATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

68 183
PATADAY 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

69 159
PROCTOZONE-HC 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

70 204
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

71 227
BENAZEPRIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

72 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 73 83
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

A 75 80
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 78
RANEXA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 77 212
NAMENDA XR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 78 70
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 230
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 155
COLCRYS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

81 281
ALCOHOL PADS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

83 267
VIREAD 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 261
AZELASTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

85 149
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 36
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 151
EDARBI 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 328
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

89 23
RAPAFLO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 292
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

90 62
LOPERAMIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

92 252
NASONEX 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

92 188
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

94 165
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

95 134
LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 4
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

97 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 98 71
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

99 49
FORTEO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 371
PROLIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

101 235
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 101 526
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 234
NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

104 195
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 105 359
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

107 63
DALIRESP 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

107 391
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 109 115
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 121
URSODIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 110 361
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

112 42
TELMISARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 112 478
ACYCLOVIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

114 177
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 88
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 136
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 A 118 338
ATELVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 432
SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 322
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

120 484
SURE COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 532
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.