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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,377Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1334 providers in this state and specialty

$3.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1334 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

6% of this provider’s 626 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

49% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 13%.

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Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$137 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $230 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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

$3.31M

2014

$3.5M

2015

$3.9M

2016

Number of Claims

26,912

2014

26,738

2015

28,377

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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
VASCEPA 1,253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,211

prescriptions.

199

patients, 31% of all patients

10 1 139
VOLTAREN 1,020

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

222

patients, 34% of all patients

2 74
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 926

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

3 121
CRESTOR 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

4 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
NEXIUM 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

6 70
DEXILANT 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

$ 7 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

8 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

9 30
METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

10 11
ZETIA 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

11 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

12 1
AZELASTINE HCL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

197

patients, 30% of all patients

13 118
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

15 4
BUPROPION XL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 144
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

17 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

18 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

19 77
GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

20 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 9
LINZESS 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

$ 22 146
SYNTHROID 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

23 45
CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

25 13
CREON 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

26 177
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

27 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

A 28 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 56
CELECOXIB 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

30 97
NAMENDA XR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 31 60
ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

32 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

33 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

34 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

35 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

36 126
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

37 5
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

38 38
ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

39 34
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
AZITHROMYCIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

A 41 59
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

42 82
BENICAR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

43 167
CEFDINIR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

A 44 312
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

44 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
VALSARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

48 17
WELCHOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 311
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

50 53
SYMBICORT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

50 120
VENTOLIN HFA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

52 116
FAMOTIDINE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 48
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

53 75
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

55 243
FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 19
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

57 12
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 18
BYSTOLIC 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 143
PROLIA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

60 279
FLUOCINONIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

61 119
IBUPROFEN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 39
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 44
ATELVIA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

10 64 532
PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

65 79
TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 65 25
LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 85
NITROSTAT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

68 174
MUPIROCIN* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

69 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
JENTADUETO 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 440
JANUMET 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 71 206
PROPRANOLOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 200
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 29
RESTASIS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 75 106
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

76 395
ULORIC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 76 227
PATADAY 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

78 125
TAMIFLU 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

79 365
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

80 49
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

80 224
MYRBETRIQ 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 95
FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 151
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

83 314
NASONEX 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

85 291
ANDROGEL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 333
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

88 99
TRIBENZOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 89 400
BENICAR HCT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 339
CICLOPIROX* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

91 418
TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 92 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

93 20
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 47
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 76
RALOXIFENE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 96 259
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 96 7
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 107
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 99 164
AZOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 99 455
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 113
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

101 94
PROCTOZONE-HC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

101 303
KETOCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 108
ZENPEP 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 412
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 104 183
NAMENDA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 107 612
CICLOPIROX* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

108 415
DUTASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

109 89
LIDOCAINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

110 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 57
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

110 305
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 110 219
TRAVATAN Z 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 84
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

114 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 153
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 116 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

116 140
EXELON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 326
LISINOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

121 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 62
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 123 128
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 123 207
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

125 117
LOVAZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

125 666
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 16, 2010.
  • 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.