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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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9,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$581K

2014

$670K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

6,663

2014

7,906

2015

9,168

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
METFORMIN HCL 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 31% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

57

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

58

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

47

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

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 Dec. 15, 2012.
  • 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.