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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Allergy & Immunology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 112 providers in this state and specialty

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

13% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 37%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$311 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $289 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$1.19M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

5,487

2014

5,326

2015

5,337

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
PREDNISONE 616

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

142

patients, 32% of all patients

1 4
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 559

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

112

patients, 25% of all patients

2 26
METHOTREXATE 378

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

3 30
GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

4 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 5 29
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

6 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

7 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

8 10
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

10 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

11 19
AZATHIOPRINE 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

12 89
ENBREL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

13 90
HUMIRA 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 14 91
QVAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 13
AZELASTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

16 3
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 18 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

19 5
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 6
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

21 76
SULFASALAZINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 22 105
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 23 112
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 9
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 118
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. 20, 2017.
  • 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.