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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

910 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

15% of this provider’s 698 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

25% of this provider’s 910 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 910 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$1.84M

2014

$1.81M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

39,714

2014

34,130

2015

28,280

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
FUROSEMIDE 813

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 9
GABAPENTIN 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
FAMOTIDINE* 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
BACLOFEN 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

P 17 28
LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

18 25
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
OLANZAPINE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

P 20 87
LANTUS 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

21 55
LEVETIRACETAM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
ATENOLOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
NUEDEXTA 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 68
MELOXICAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 48
MEMANTINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
NAMENDA XR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 43
RISPERIDONE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 59
TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
XARELTO 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 53
CLOPIDOGREL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

30 19
GLIPIZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

34 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

35 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

36 13
TRAMADOL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 32
LOVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

38 39
NOVOLIN R 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 88
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 97
HUMULIN R 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

46 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 103
MEGESTROL ACETATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

50 143
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
LACTULOSE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
VALPROIC ACID* 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 146
IBUPROFEN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

54 61
JANTOVEN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11 55 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

56 65
CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

57 114
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 115
LIDOCAINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
LEVEMIR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 108
TOPIRAMATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 64 157
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 54
GLYCOPYRROLATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 66 234
SUCRALFATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 131
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

68 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 64
ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 91
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 41
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 90
LAMOTRIGINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 76 201
SEROQUEL XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 77 242
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 88
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 129
VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

80 86
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 122
CILOSTAZOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 252
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 82 93
PHENYTOIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 82 160
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

85 34
GENERLAC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 85 117
TRAVATAN Z 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 157
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 89 258
LATUDA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 202
KLOR-CON 8 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 215
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 35
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 161
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 141
RENVELA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 96 152
OXCARBAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 96 208
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

99 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 99 204
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 101 166
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 57
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 169
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 51
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 50
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 107 184
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 108 148
VOLTAREN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

110 78
SANTYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 112 77
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 82
PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 112 286
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 115 92
GALANTAMINE HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 290
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 115 62
PROCRIT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 115 221
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 9, 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.