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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

$4.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

22% of this provider’s 236 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 236 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$487 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $493 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$7.92M

2014

$7.5M

2015

$4.53M

2016

Number of Claims

15,553

2014

15,017

2015

9,313

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
TIVICAY 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

1 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
TRIUMEQ 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

3 14
ACYCLOVIR 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

4 17
NORVIR 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
TRUVADA 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
PREZISTA 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

7 11
VASCEPA 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

8 151
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

9 18
ISENTRESS 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

11 54
FLUCONAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

12 30
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
ANDROGEL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

14 45
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

15 3
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

15 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

18 78
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
INTELENCE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

20 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

21 50
OMEPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

22 9
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

23 97
EDURANT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

24 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

25 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

26 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

27 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 28 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

29 35
VALACYCLOVIR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

29 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

31 27
PREZCOBIX 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

32 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

33 40
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 71
VIREAD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 69
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

36 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

O 37 7
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

38 39
DESCOVY 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

39 34
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

40 46
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

41 85
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 42 95
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
EPZICOM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

44 24
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

45 42
GENVOYA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 45 43
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 47 26
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

48 28
SELZENTRY 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 67
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

50 114
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 June 17, 2016.
  • 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.