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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 1,318 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

4% of this provider’s 1,414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,414 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

15,330

2014

15,549

2015

18,008

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,334

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,262

prescriptions.

289

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,182

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

251

patients, 18% of all patients

2 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 931

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

209

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
TORSEMIDE 842

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

220

patients, 16% of all patients

10 4 77
PRADAXA 716

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5 28
AMIODARONE HCL 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

6 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

7 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10 29
XARELTO 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
PROPAFENONE HCL 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13 62
ELIQUIS 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
RANEXA 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
CARVEDILOL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

19 2
VALSARTAN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

22 83
ATENOLOL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

24 6
CLONIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

25 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

26 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
NITROSTAT 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

27 38
FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

29 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
CLONIDINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

31 148
CILOSTAZOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

32 92
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
DIGOXIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

34 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
CARTIA XT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

36 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

37 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

38 37
MULTAQ 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

39 67
BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

40 32
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 20
MIDODRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

42 215
EFFIENT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

43 69
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

44 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

45 18
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

46 122
NITROGLYCERIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

46 163
BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 44
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

49 43
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 49
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

51 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 33
BRILINTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

52 59
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 May 14, 2009.
  • 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.