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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,494Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$306K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$318K

2014

$288K

2015

$306K

2016

Number of Claims

5,515

2014

5,038

2015

5,494

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.

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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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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.