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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$3.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

26% of this provider’s 1,259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 1,259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$173 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$2.25M

2014

$2.5M

2015

$3.66M

2016

Number of Claims

13,011

2014

16,111

2015

21,187

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 705

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 50
FUROSEMIDE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

175

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
CLOPIDOGREL 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

4 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
ALPRAZOLAM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

7 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

8 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
CARVEDILOL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

12 41
OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
ATENOLOL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

17 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

18 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

21 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
FAMOTIDINE* 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

23 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

24 9
LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

29 10
GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

30 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

A 31 127
TEMAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

32 103
PREDNISONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

33 113
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

34 64
AZITHROMYCIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A 35 80
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 71
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

37 45
AMIODARONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
XARELTO 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

40 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

41 93
RANEXA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 109
SOTALOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

44 35
TORSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

45 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 60
CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 85
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

49 121
CARISOPRODOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

50 262
ELIQUIS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 12
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
CEPHALEXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

A 53 154
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 79
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 26
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 89
PRADAXA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

57 28
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 81
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 110
EFFIENT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

60 69
DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 147
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 65 149
BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

66 44
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 138
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

67 66
OPSUMIT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 209
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

71 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 161
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 52
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

74 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

75 100
BENICAR HCT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 76 73
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 302
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 70
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A 82 170
ADEMPAS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 284
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 84 99
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 19
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 107
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

87 78
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

87 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 130
ENTRESTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 90 133
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 16, 2015.
  • 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.