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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 76 providers in this state and specialty

1,356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 1,268 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

3% of this provider’s 1,356 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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$120 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

15,835

2014

14,807

2015

12,631

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 1,096

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,042

prescriptions.

269

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,050

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

280

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,031

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

252

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 726

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

208

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
CARVEDILOL 710

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

212

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
CLOPIDOGREL 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

144

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
AMIODARONE HCL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
ATENOLOL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
ELIQUIS 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

14 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

15 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

16 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

17 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

18 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

19 9
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

20 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

21 37
ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

22 26
VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

22 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

24 36
KLOR-CON 8 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

25 126
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

26 30
SIMVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 11
OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

28 27
XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 13
NIACIN ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

30 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

30 96
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 18
DILTIAZEM HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

34 112
LETAIRIS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 35 201
CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

36 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

38 22
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 32
DILT-XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 175
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 97
CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 92
RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 31
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 44 54
METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 122
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.