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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

3% of this provider’s 436 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

49% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$982K

2014

$939K

2015

$903K

2016

Number of Claims

16,785

2014

14,719

2015

14,088

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 819

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

188

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

122

patients, 23% of all patients

2 11
FUROSEMIDE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

4 22
CARVEDILOL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

6 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

7 36
METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

8 25
NAPROXEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

130

patients, 24% of all patients

9 121
OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

11 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
RANEXA 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

14 31
CLOPIDOGREL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

16 7
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

17 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

18 4
CEPHALEXIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

A 19 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 40
LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

21 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O 24 50
AZITHROMYCIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

A 25 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

26 14
VALSARTAN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

A 28 127
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

29 16
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

30 45
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

31 113
GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 76
AMIODARONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

34 63
VENTOLIN HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

34 135
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 138
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 65
HYDROCORTISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

38 286
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

39 129
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 95
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

41 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 68
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 24
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

45 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 46 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 10
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 48 184
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 93
KLOR-CON 10 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

49 202
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 149
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 37
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 21, 2018.
  • 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.