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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$3.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 811 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

4% of this provider’s 823 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

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$203 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$2.19M

2014

$2.14M

2015

$3.22M

2016

Number of Claims

16,502

2014

15,308

2015

15,910

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 1,417

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,371

prescriptions.

294

patients, 36% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 991

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

189

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
CRESTOR 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

3 20
ZETIA 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

4 26
CARVEDILOL 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
BYSTOLIC 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

7 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
PRALUENT PEN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
PRADAXA 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

11 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
SOTALOL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

13 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
CLOPIDOGREL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

16 40
VALSARTAN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

19 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
RANEXA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
FINASTERIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

25 90
MULTAQ 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 67
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 22
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

28 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
DUTASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 140
XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 13
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 71
LIVALO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 143
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
ADCIRCA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 177
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 137
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 10
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 52
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 85
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 18
SILDENAFIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 249
NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

45 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 9
REPATHA SURECLICK 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 49 144
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 50 12
VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 93
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 105
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 166
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 51
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. 23, 2010.
  • 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.