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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$543K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

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

77% 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

20% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$677K

2014

$734K

2015

$543K

2016

Number of Claims

11,956

2014

11,623

2015

8,283

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 13
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

6 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 6
IBUPROFEN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

8 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

11 154
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
BENAZEPRIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

13 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 2
RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

20 88
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

25 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 105
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 58
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 32 114
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 34
JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 243
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 35 80
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 14
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 38 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 24
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 24, 2018.
  • 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.