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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 356 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

46% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$664K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

7,969

2014

10,319

2015

12,102

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 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

116

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

91

patients, 29% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

3 3
VASCEPA 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

77

patients, 24% of all patients

4 103
CRESTOR 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

70

patients, 22% of all patients

$ 5 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

6 17
LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

8 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

12 48
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

$ 15 41
LOVAZA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

16 309
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

17 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 39
LOVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

20 84
RESTASIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

21 210
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

22 37
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
NAPROXEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

24 64
ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

25 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 16
VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

27 47
LIDOCAINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

27 100
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

27 53
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

85

patients, 27% of all patients

A 30 44
GEMFIBROZIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

31 118
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

32 134
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

33 101
VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

33 58
VOLTAREN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

35 71
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 36 93
SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

38 72
ULORIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 39 166
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

40 139
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

40 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 2
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
CHOLESTYRAMINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

46 564
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 50
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 81
TAMIFLU 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

49 290
CREON 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

49 105
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

51 60
LOPERAMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

52 266
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

53 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 14
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

55 83
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 78
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 $ 57 164
RAPAFLO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

57 350
FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

57 13
CROMOLYN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

57 277
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 61 42
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 Oct. 11, 2012.
  • 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.