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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

2% of this provider’s 622 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

30% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $87 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$931K

2014

$999K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

19,112

2014

19,183

2015

19,441

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 940

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

164

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 50
FUROSEMIDE 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

3 22
LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
ATENOLOL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

6 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
CARVEDILOL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

12 1
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

13 41
LOVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

14 72
SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

15 11
GLIPIZIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 76
LORAZEPAM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

17 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

18 40
CLOPIDOGREL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

19 8
AZITHROMYCIN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

A 20 80
AMIODARONE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
OXYCODONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 213
NIFEDIPINE ER 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

24 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

25 36
TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
IBUPROFEN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

28 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 7
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 68
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

32 45
TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 79
PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 113
FAMOTIDINE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A 37 170
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 161
PAROXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 138
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 29
FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 45 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

46 100
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 114
TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 137
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 23
PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

50 129
FELODIPINE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 179
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 102
CARISOPRODOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 262
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 30
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 97
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 160
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

60 95
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 169
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 135
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 213
LABETALOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

65 280
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 168
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 280
PRIMIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 220
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 70 24
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

71 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 226
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 71 64
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 118
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 256
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 75 147
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 75 250
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 121
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 130
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 78 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 78 127
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 78 235
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 83 13
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 122
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 March 11, 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.