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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 7015 providers in this state and specialty

1,064 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

36% of this provider’s 1,064 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,064 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 15%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $93 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


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

$2.91M

2014

$2.42M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

38,128

2014

33,528

2015

23,668

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
OMEPRAZOLE 2,201

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,147

prescriptions.

593

patients, 56% of all patients

1 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,487

prescriptions.

329

patients, 31% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,125

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,120

prescriptions.

235

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,111

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,087

prescriptions.

256

patients, 24% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,016

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
IBUPROFEN 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

315

patients, 30% of all patients

6 42
DICYCLOMINE HCL 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

229

patients, 22% of all patients

7 197
TAMSULOSIN HCL 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

8 15
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

9 79
GLIPIZIDE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

10 22
CLONAZEPAM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

200

patients, 19% of all patients

11 73
NEXIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

12 60
CREON 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

13 90
JANUVIA 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 14 40
ATENOLOL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
AZITHROMYCIN 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

205

patients, 19% of all patients

A 16 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
KETOCONAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

19 171
FINASTERIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

20 47
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

22 3
DEXILANT 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 23 76
RANITIDINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

24 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 17
CELECOXIB 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

25 67
AMANTADINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

27 394
BENICAR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

28 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

29 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 35
GEMFIBROZIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

31 131
LIDOCAINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

32 77
RALOXIFENE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

33 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 46
ACYCLOVIR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

35 177
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

36 19
VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
ZENPEP 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 318
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 146
VOLTAREN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 74
NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 42 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

43 155
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 44 110
LOVAZA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 233
SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 5
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
VESICARE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 143
TRADJENTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 50 95
MECLIZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

51 98
CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 379
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 80
BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 55 112
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 83
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

57 54
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 18
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 20
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

61 28
LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

$ 62 122
INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

$ 63 129
FARXIGA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 361
VASCEPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

65 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 39
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 38
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

67 232
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 69 117
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 30
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

71 359
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

71 33
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

$ 73 109
LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 259
FLUOCINONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 128
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 78
DUTASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 156
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 $ 77 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 77 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 97
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 15, 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.