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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Sleep Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 58 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 58 providers in this state and specialty

700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

32 of this provider’s 579 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

245 of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

135 of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 34%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $164 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$1.03M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

15,935

2014

16,726

2015

17,697

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

2 11
CARVEDILOL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

3 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

9 16
OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
MIRTAZAPINE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

14 48
CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

15 27
LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

19 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 50
VALSARTAN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

21 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
JANUVIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 30
XARELTO 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

26 38
CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 70
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
RENVELA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 41
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 77
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 78
DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 79
AMIODARONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 64
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 20
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 63
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 45
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 66
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
IBUPROFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

46 14
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

46 86
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

49 40
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 89
LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 67
JANTOVEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 51 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 72
LIDOCAINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 55
BYSTOLIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 55 91
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
LATANOPROST 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 58 57
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 100
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 34
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 47
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 102
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 102
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 102
LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 48
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

69 22
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

70 32
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 80
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 109
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 110
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 110
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 110
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 115
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 77 117
BREO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

77 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 53
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 37
AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 119
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 123
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

86 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 83
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. 20, 2014.
  • 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.