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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 238 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

0% of this provider’s 693 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

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

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 760 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$306K

2014

$365K

2015

$509K

2016

Number of Claims

5,752

2014

5,973

2015

7,539

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 927

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

212

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 514

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
CLOPIDOGREL 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

5 9
FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
CARVEDILOL 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

13 21
ELIQUIS 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
DIGOXIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

15 24
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

16 11
VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
BRILINTA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 59
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

21 20
AMIODARONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

22 17
NITROSTAT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

23 38
CARTIA XT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 10
PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

28 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 83
TAZTIA XT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 332
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 31 79
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 31 31
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 March 7, 2016.
  • 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.