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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

15% of this provider’s 598 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

44% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.42M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

26,240

2014

28,978

2015

32,745

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

234

patients, 31% of all patients

O 1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 908

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 899

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 862

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 676

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
CLONAZEPAM 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

8 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
LEVETIRACETAM 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

10 28
LORAZEPAM 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

157

patients, 21% of all patients

11 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

13 79
SIMVASTATIN 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

14 9
HEPARIN SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15 75
FAMOTIDINE* 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

16 16
NUEDEXTA 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 73
LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

18 5
OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

19 13
CARVEDILOL 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

20 19
BACLOFEN 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

21 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 35
METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

23 11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

24 98
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

25 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

26 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
HUMULIN R 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 29 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

P 30 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

31 17
TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

32 27
LANTUS 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

33 34
MEMANTINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 47
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 87
CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

36 23
NOVOLIN R 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

37 70
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 32
DULOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
HUMALOG 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

40 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

41 12
JANTOVEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 124
SANTYL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

43 115
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

45 42
VALPROIC ACID* 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 104
MIRTAZAPINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

47 35
NOVOLOG 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

48 72
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

49 121
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 15
OLANZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 51 57
PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

52 39
LACTULOSE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

53 55
CLONIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

54 67
XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

56 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

58 62
FENTANYL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

61 44
MORPHINE SULFATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 62 131
ELIQUIS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 60
LEVEMIR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

62 111
NOVOLIN N 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 173
NIFEDIPINE ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 145
MEGESTROL ACETATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

67 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

A 67 31
VENTOLIN HFA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

69 69
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

69 106
RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 71 71
AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

71 82
PROTONIX 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

10 73 179
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

A 74 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 105
PHENYTOIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 120
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

80 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 18
DIGOX 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 119
GLYCOPYRROLATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 158
TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

84 90
DILTIAZEM HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 140
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

86 93
HUMULIN N 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

87 84
LATANOPROST 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

88 84
NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

89 128
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 137
CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 91 102
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 117
CARBAMAZEPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 93 155
NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 94 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

95 95
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

99 82
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 100 53
RENVELA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 100 96
ONDANSETRON HCL* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

102 103
CEFTRIAXONE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A 103 151
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 29
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

104 50
MEROPENEM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 107 221
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

108 25
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

109 114
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 229
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

111 74
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

112 177
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

112 101
SENSIPAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 112 166
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 144
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 139
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 22
MIDODRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 117 168
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 119 160
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 119 133
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

121 45
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

121 64
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 123 118
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 123 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

125 187
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 125 183
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

127 108
METHOTREXATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 127 129
TRAVATAN Z 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 127 163
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 130 188
CLOZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 130 250
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 132 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

132 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

132 76
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

135 254
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

135 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

137 134
CARAFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 138 263
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

138 164
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 Oct. 19, 2010.
  • 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.