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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 90 providers in this state and specialty

309 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
79% 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

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 309 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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

$182K

2014

$366K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

3,697

2014

9,204

2015

12,731

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
FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

74

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

3 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

5 14
LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

11 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
FINASTERIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
XARELTO 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 59
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

18 18
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
CELECOXIB 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

20 66
RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

21 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
NUEDEXTA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

23 89
SIMVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 45
NAMENDA XR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 27 39
MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 28 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

29 72
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 41
METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

31 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

32 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

33 9
BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 33 135
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 21
CREON 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 35 84
NOVOLOG 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 110
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 38 20
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 38 106
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 40 58
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 41 29
OLANZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 43 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

44 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O 45 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

46 36
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

47 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 48 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 49 47
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

50 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 51 48
AZATHIOPRINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 335
CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 A 52 335
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 54 181
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 55 132
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 120
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

56 52
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 58 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 186
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

62 28
PHENELZINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 10 62 354
RIFAMPIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 354
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 369
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 156
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 April 28, 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.