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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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24,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 272 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

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

82% 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 563 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

38% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

23,343

2014

23,596

2015

24,323

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
CALCITRIOL 1,617

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,596

prescriptions.

253

patients, 44% of all patients

10 1 185
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,506

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,484

prescriptions.

231

patients, 40% of all patients

2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,486

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,469

prescriptions.

227

patients, 39% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,131

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,111

prescriptions.

221

patients, 38% of all patients

4 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 882

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

228

patients, 39% of all patients

5 35
MELOXICAM 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

229

patients, 40% of all patients

6 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

7 46
LOVAZA 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

10 8 233
METFORMIN HCL 694

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

9 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

11 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

12 45
AZELASTINE HCL 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

163

patients, 28% of all patients

13 149
CLOPIDOGREL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

14 21
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

15 79
OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

16 8
CARVEDILOL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

17 20
LIDOCAINE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

18 77
LORAZEPAM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

19 25
FINASTERIDE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

20 47
GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

21 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

162

patients, 28% of all patients

22 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 75
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 3
IBUPROFEN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

174

patients, 30% of all patients

25 42
JANUVIA 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
RALOXIFENE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

30 100
FLUOCINONIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

31 128
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

32 19
MECLIZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

33 98
AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

A 34 43
PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

35 55
JANUMET 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

37 18
CILOSTAZOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 246
VASCEPA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

39 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 137
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 124
ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

43 62
FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

44 10
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

45 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
PROCTOZONE-HC 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

47 204
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

48 59
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 49 29
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 14
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

53 49
LOPERAMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

54 252
CREON 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

55 90
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 55 87
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

57 217
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

59 111
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

60 196
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 80
AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 117
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

63 203
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 65 92
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 151
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 63
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 69 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

70 41
ALCOHOL PADS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

71 267
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

72 85
TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 95
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.