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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,003 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,003 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$109 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$673K

2014

$703K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

7,731

2014

7,520

2015

8,052

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
CARVEDILOL 983

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

279

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
CHLORTHALIDONE 582

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

185

patients, 18% of all patients

10 3 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 421

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

4 21
LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
ELIQUIS 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

6 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

7 23
IRBESARTAN 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

8 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
XARELTO 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

11 13
AMIODARONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

12 17
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

13 8
ZETIA 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

14 26
CRESTOR 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 4
SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

18 5
VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

19 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

20 37
BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

21 32
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

22 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

24 33
NITROSTAT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 39
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

26 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

29 10
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 34
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

31 46
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 Jan. 25, 2017.
  • 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.