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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 571 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 673 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

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

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
5% 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 322 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

7% of this provider’s 327 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$267K

2014

$247K

2015

$235K

2016

Number of Claims

4,541

2014

4,002

2015

3,458

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
PROPAFENONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

1 62
DIGOXIN 202

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

2 24
FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
CLONIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

5 42
CARVEDILOL 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

7 47
SOTALOL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

8 35
DISOPYRAMIDE PHOSPHATE 114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

10 9 299
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

10 1
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

13 4
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

15 94
LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 6
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

17 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 58
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

19 32
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 17, 2018.
  • 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.