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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Sleep Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 58 providers in this state and specialty

$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 58 providers in this state and specialty

434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

94 of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

67 of this provider’s 434 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 34%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $164 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$598K

2014

$530K

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

4,210

2014

4,400

2015

4,978

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

4 29
METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

6 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

8 1
LISINOPRIL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

9 6
GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

10 8
VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

11 23
SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

13 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 10
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

18 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 76
BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

22 83
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 28
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
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 9, 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.