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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 171 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 218 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

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

13% 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 581 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 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$55.1K

2014

$187K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

1,363

2014

3,172

2015

6,773

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 710

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

167

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
ELIQUIS 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

3 12
FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

11 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

13 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

14 37
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 19
SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
IRBESARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 86
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 9
ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 26
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 24
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

25 32
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 28 36
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 25, 2013.
  • 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.