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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

$3.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

200 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 28 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

13% of this provider’s 200 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 44%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 200 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 12%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 32%.

Prescription Price

$530 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $493 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$2.55M

2014

$3.39M

2015

$3.27M

2016

Number of Claims

4,416

2014

6,146

2015

6,162

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
ISENTRESS 304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

1 10
TRUVADA 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
COMPLERA 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 19% of all patients

10 5 59
TRIUMEQ 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 13% of all patients

6 14
ODEFSEY 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

10 7 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

10 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
DESCOVY 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

38

patients, 19% of all patients

12 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 15% of all patients

14 8
TIVICAY 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
NORVIR 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 11% of all patients

18 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 9% of all patients

19 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 5
NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

21 109
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 9% of all patients

22 58
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 9% of all patients

23 29
PREZISTA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 10% of all patients

24 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

24 31
EPZICOM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

26 24
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 27 76
GENVOYA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 28 43
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

29 60
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

30 121
REYATAZ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 31 32
PREZCOBIX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 23
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 33 71
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 26
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 Jan. 27, 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.