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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$160 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.95M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

14,490

2014

12,747

2015

11,585

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
FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

129

patients, 31% of all patients

1 5
SOTALOL 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

124

patients, 30% of all patients

2 35
ATENOLOL 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

3 16
BRILINTA 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

127

patients, 31% of all patients

10 4 59
VALSARTAN 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

5 19
BENICAR 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

6 44
VASCEPA 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

7 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

9 22
CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

10 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

11 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

12 7
NEXIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

13 52
ULORIC 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

14 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

14 3
LIVALO 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16 143
PROPAFENONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

17 62
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 187
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

19 95
EFFIENT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 69
CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

22 65
VICTOZA 3-PAK 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 150
AMIODARONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

24 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

25 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 40
METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

27 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

28 15
DUTASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

29 140
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

A 30 232
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 93
WELCHOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

32 134
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 110
MULTAQ 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

34 67
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

35 12
DEXILANT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 66
OMEPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

36 27
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

38 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

39 30
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

40 166
GEMFIBROZIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 204
VOLTAREN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

42 75
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 84
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 71
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

45 217
CORLANOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

10 46 332
LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

46 107
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

48 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

48 36
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

50 136
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

50 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 14
NOVOTWIST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

53 355
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 10
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 206
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

55 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 57 50
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 May 12, 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.