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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

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

93% 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

17% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

14,070

2014

12,384

2015

11,460

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
ATENOLOL 831

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

215

patients, 36% of all patients

1 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

2 10
CLONIDINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

3 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
CLOPIDOGREL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
BENICAR 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

7 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

9 25
VALSARTAN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

14 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

15 18
CELECOXIB 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

16 85
JANUVIA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 71
XARELTO 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 13
FELODIPINE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 179
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

20 63
SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
LOVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

22 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 5
AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 25 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 4
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 70
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 45
OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 55
NITROSTAT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 38
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 30
NASONEX 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 185
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 52
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

42 43
RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 46
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 187
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 93
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 66
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. 5, 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.