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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 209 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

3% of this provider’s 590 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

28% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 607 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

$104 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$2.05M

2014

$1.96M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

20,323

2014

19,918

2015

19,135

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,182

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,165

prescriptions.

197

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,147

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,117

prescriptions.

184

patients, 30% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

3 17
LIDOCAINE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

4 77
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

5 79
ZETIA 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

6 86
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
BENICAR 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 94
CLOPIDOGREL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

12 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
AZOR 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15 194
RALOXIFENE HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 119
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

173

patients, 29% of all patients

16 106
JANUMET 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 127
NEXIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

19 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

20 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

23 8
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 178
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
NAMENDA XR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 70
LYRICA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 89
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 75
AZELASTINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

30 149
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 144
BENICAR HCT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 150
FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

37 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

38 19
VOLTAREN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

39 74
LOVAZA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 233
DUTASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 156
FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 121
VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

44 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 41
RAPAFLO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 292
TRIAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 319
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 24
PROLIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

50 235
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 31
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 51 51
ULORIC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 53 173
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 43
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 5
CREON 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 90
DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 138
AMITIZA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 167
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 234
BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 112
LINZESS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 122
RESTASIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 192
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

63 98
PROCTOZONE-HC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

65 204
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 25
METHIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 67 254
TRIBENZOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 68 260
FLUOCINONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

69 128
AVODART 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 447
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 26
AMMONIUM LACTATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

71 243
VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 108
NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 241
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 104
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

76 217
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 77 57
PATANOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 354
LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 4
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

80 203
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 April 25, 2018.
  • 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.