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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 226 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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 550 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

2% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 610 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

10 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

$173K

2014

$396K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

2,574

2014

4,114

2015

5,975

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 696

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
ELIQUIS 488

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

2 12
CARVEDILOL 461

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

8 7
CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
XARELTO 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

11 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

12 14
AMIODARONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

13 17
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

14 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

15 9
CHLORTHALIDONE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

16 53
SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

18 23
OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 27
PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

19 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

22 19
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 88
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 24 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
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 May 26, 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.