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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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6,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 208 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$417K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 346 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

0% of this provider’s 407 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$537K

2014

$569K

2015

$417K

2016

Number of Claims

7,607

2014

7,016

2015

6,173

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

1 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

4 11
METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

5 25
FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
LISINOPRIL 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 27
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

11 16
TEMAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

12 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 41
CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 50
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 82
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 72
NOVOLIN 70-30 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 22 319
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 60
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 61
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 255
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 14
NOVOLIN N 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 363
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 102
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 March 30, 2015.
  • 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.