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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

$7.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 50 providers in this state and specialty

385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

24% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 22%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$555 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$4.68M

2014

$6.44M

2015

$7.23M

2016

Number of Claims

11,269

2014

12,360

2015

13,030

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 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
TIVICAY 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

2 103
LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
NORVIR 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

4 101
TRUVADA 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

5 94
BUPROPION XL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

6 125
PREZCOBIX 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

7 179
ACYCLOVIR 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

8 132
ISENTRESS 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

9 134
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
ANDROGEL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11 187
ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

13 185
CRESTOR 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

14 55
LORAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 34
PREZISTA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

16 122
EDURANT 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 17 252
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O 17 1
ABACAVIR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

10 19 254
VALACYCLOVIR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

20 157
TERAZOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

21 135
OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
DESCOVY 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

24 183
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

24 37
CIALIS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 245
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 5
REYATAZ 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 213
EVOTAZ 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

10 29 283
SELZENTRY 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

10 30 248
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 6
INTELENCE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

32 202
TRIUMEQ 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 138
TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

34 90
ATRIPLA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 198
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

35 111
EPZICOM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 174
FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 123
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

39 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

A 39 115
DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 47
VIREAD 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 236
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 19
ANASTROZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 112
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

45 80
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
SUSTIVA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 278
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 222
METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

50 4
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 52 95
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 33
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 17
EMTRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 55 330
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 169
GENVOYA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 56 238
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 36
NEVIRAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 293
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 343
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 164
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

64 28
FUROSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 65 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 66 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

67 68
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

67 57
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 85
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 June 18, 2012.
  • 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.