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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

$4.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

9% of this provider’s 603 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

60% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$236 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$4.53M

2014

$4.68M

2015

$4.5M

2016

Number of Claims

19,264

2014

18,446

2015

19,024

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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
VASCEPA 920

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

187

patients, 30% of all patients

1 103
CRESTOR 783

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

175

patients, 28% of all patients

$ 2 59
BENICAR 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

3 109
DEXILANT 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

4 79
CELECOXIB 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

5 80
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

6 134
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
FLECTOR 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

10 8 345
NEXIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

9 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
BYSTOLIC 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

$ 11 150
BENICAR HCT 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

12 154
AMOXICILLIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

A 13 111
PAZEO 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

14 314
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
NAMZARIC 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 240
SYMBICORT 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

$ 17 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 39
MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

19 36
AZOR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 249
LOVAZA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

21 309
JANUVIA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

$ 22 41
PROLIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

23 223
AZITHROMYCIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

A 24 44
PATADAY 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

25 149
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

26 52
JANUMET 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 26 122
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 16
EFFIENT 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 297
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

30 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 17
MECLIZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

32 83
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

$ 34 93
VIMOVO 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

10 35 435
LIDOCAINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

36 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

P 38 74
FLUOCINONIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

38 140
LINZESS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

$ 38 120
ZETIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

$ 41 91
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

42 139
AMMONIUM LACTATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

42 347
NASONEX 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

44 194
OMEPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

44 7
AMITIZA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 46 164
CREON 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

47 105
FARXIGA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 366
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 29
METFORMIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

48 6
BRILINTA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 369
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

52 2
RAPAFLO 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

53 350
TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 54 97
RANEXA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

$ 55 248
VIREAD 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 335
VOLTAREN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

57 71
RESTASIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

57 210
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

59 163
PATANOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

59 382
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

$ 61 78
DUTASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 152
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

63 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

64 18
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

65 222
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

65 55
ULORIC 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 65 166
RALOXIFENE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 151
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 68 75
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

70 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 40
MYRBETRIQ 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

$ 72 221
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

73 47
WELCHOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 271
PROCTOZONE-HC 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

75 200
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

76 176
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

76 318
CIALIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 410
JANUMET XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

$ 79 282
EDARBYCLOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 436
CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 23
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

85 46
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

86 12
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 48
PENNSAID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 531
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 56
AGGRENOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 90 478
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 $ 90 138
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 92 8
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 $ 92 112
BREO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

$ 94 224
JENTADUETO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 94 285
BINOSTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 10 96 676
COLCRYS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

96 246
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

96 37
XIGDUO XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10 96 502
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

100 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

100 20
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

100 205
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. 10, 2007.
  • 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.