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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$268K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 30 providers in this state and specialty

299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 299 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 299 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%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

2014

$38.9K

2015

$268K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

595

2015

4,735

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 374

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

92

patients, 31% of all patients

O 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
NYSTOP 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

7 129
KLOR-CON 10 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 8 150
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

11 22
METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LACTULOSE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 13 55
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

14 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

14 12
GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
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 Feb. 27, 2015.
  • 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.