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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

1,000 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

2% of this provider’s 917 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 8%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 1,000 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,000 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$2.06M

2015

$1.84M

2016

Number of Claims

27,524

2014

25,556

2015

24,309

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,004

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

234

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 885

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

200

patients, 20% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

6 15
LISINOPRIL 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 12
GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

12 93
LORAZEPAM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

13 28
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

14 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
LOVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

21 184
TRAZODONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 47
FAMOTIDINE* 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
IBUPROFEN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

28 63
JANUVIA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
AZITHROMYCIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 57
ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

33 132
FENOFIBRATE* 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

34 137
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 51
RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

36 7
MEMANTINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 205
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 76
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

42 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

44 52
FINASTERIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 46
PROAIR HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

46 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 22
GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

50 18
NYSTATIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

50 122
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 62
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

54 100
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 60
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 211
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

58 36
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 92
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 186
LANSOPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 293
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

63 152
CEPHALEXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 144
LIDOCAINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

67 163
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 64
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

70 42
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

71 101
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 49
TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 29
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

74 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 69
KLOR-CON 10 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

77 273
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 78 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 123
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 90
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 82 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 125
QVAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 171
CHOLESTYRAMINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 340
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 85 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

85 71
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 104
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 50
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 90 181
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 44
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 112
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 116
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 94
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 227
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 87
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 Sept. 1, 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.