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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,041 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

0% of this provider’s 909 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$515K

2014

$529K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

8,091

2014

8,711

2015

9,389

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 1,268

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,093

prescriptions.

343

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 597

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
FUROSEMIDE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

7 14
ELIQUIS 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
TERAZOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 137
CARVEDILOL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

15 15
RANEXA 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

16 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

17 4
XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

18 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

19 21
CARTIA XT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

20 101
AMIODARONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 19
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

23 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

25 29
PRADAXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 30
DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 24
DIGOX 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 58
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

30 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 39
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 20
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 79
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 26
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 31, 2011.
  • 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.