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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 205 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 738 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

2% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$295K

2014

$377K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

5,307

2014

5,977

2015

6,213

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

176

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 584

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
CLOPIDOGREL 423

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
CARVEDILOL 357

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
ELIQUIS 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

9 7
FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
RAMIPRIL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

12 46
MULTAQ 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

13 67
AMIODARONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 14
XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 11
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

21 30
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

22 65
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

23 27
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
BRILINTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 59
PROPAFENONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
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 Aug. 28, 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.