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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$398K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 375 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

34% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$357K

2014

$421K

2015

$398K

2016

Number of Claims

8,152

2014

8,158

2015

6,468

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
SIMVASTATIN 477

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

145

patients, 55% of all patients

1 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 26% of all patients

3 25
LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

4 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

5 33
FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

7 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

8 36
FINASTERIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

9 90
OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

10 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

11 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

12 7
NAMENDA XR 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

13 108
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

14 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

16 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

17 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

18 1
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

19 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

20 40
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

21 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

22 4
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

23 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

23 130
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

25 45
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

25 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

27 14
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

28 136
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 29 138
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

30 76
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

30 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

30 68
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 362
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

35 255
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
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 July 28, 2008.
  • 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.