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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$314K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$394K

2014

$382K

2015

$314K

2016

Number of Claims

6,051

2014

5,662

2015

5,293

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. 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% 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 Oct. 22, 2015.
  • 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.