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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,025 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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 1,010 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

2% of this provider’s 1,025 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

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$961K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

9,530

2014

9,454

2015

9,641

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 631

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

180

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

2 4
CARVEDILOL 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
CLOPIDOGREL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
ELIQUIS 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

9 12
XARELTO 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
CRESTOR 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
ZETIA 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

15 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

18 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
SOTALOL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

21 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 16
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

25 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

26 43
PRADAXA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

27 28
RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

28 46
BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

29 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 39
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 17
COREG CR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

33 165
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 63
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 33
VYTORIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 139
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 53
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 47
EPLERENONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

42 124
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 Dec. 19, 2011.
  • 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.