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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 265 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 203 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

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

61% 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

7% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 352 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

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$472K

2014

$503K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

5,550

2014

5,608

2015

5,470

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 472

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

133

patients, 38% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 426

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

114

patients, 32% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 338

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

102

patients, 29% of all patients

3 6
CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

5 3
CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

7 70
VALSARTAN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

8 19
FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 14
BYSTOLIC 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

11 32
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 12
BRILINTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 59
OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 21
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

22 41
JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 23 131
METFORMIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

25 174
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 57
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.