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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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14,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1000K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

4% of this provider’s 437 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

26% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

$69 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

$717K

2014

$871K

2015

$1000K

2016

Number of Claims

12,102

2014

12,769

2015

14,432

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,045

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

246

patients, 42% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

9 25
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

11 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

15 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 41
FAMOTIDINE* 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 65
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 47
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 57
TRADJENTA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 115
IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 40
METOLAZONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 122
CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
BUMETANIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 88
CELECOXIB 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 30 149
AMIODARONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
METHADONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 32 304
LISINOPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 6
ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 12
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
TERBUTALINE SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

10 36 309
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

36 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 10
DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 147
KLOR-CON 10 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 202
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 100
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 80
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 184
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

45 113
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 188
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 168
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 152
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 51 79
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

51 135
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 136
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

54 78
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 52
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 24
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 169
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 127
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

60 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 217
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 93
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

64 129
BIDIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 65 292
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

66 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

67 63
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 June 2, 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.