Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

9,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 660 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 7575 providers in this state and specialty

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
98% 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 245 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

62% of this provider’s 250 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 23%.

More resources »

Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$130 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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

$1.08M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

9,294

2014

8,590

2015

9,162

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

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 555

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

87

patients, 35% of all patients

1 3
TAMIFLU 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

133

patients, 53% of all patients

10 2 290
AZITHROMYCIN 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

133

patients, 53% of all patients

A 3 44
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

4 84
CLOPIDOGREL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

5 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

6 1
MELOXICAM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 25% of all patients

7 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

65

patients, 26% of all patients

8 52
METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
LOVAZA 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10 309
PATADAY 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

11 149
CREON 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 21% of all patients

12 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

14 16
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

15 134
LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

$ 15 93
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

17 7
NAMENDA XR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

18 78
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

19 12
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

20 11
JANUMET 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

$ 21 122
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

22 34
LIDOCAINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

23 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
AMOXICILLIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

A 25 111
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

26 80
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

27 2
ALCOHOL PADS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

28 218
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

$ 29 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

30 18
RESTASIS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

31 210
NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

32 67
VASCEPA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

34 96
FLUOCINONIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

35 140
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

35 163
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 37 46
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

37 94
EXELON 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 39 253
KETOCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

40 162
REPATHA SURECLICK 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 41 491
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

42 23
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

43 61
AMMONIUM LACTATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 347
PATANOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

44 382
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

46 39
BENICAR HCT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

47 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 9
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 47
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 38
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Sept. 8, 2010.
  • 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.