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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$758K

2014

$753K

2015

$679K

2016

Number of Claims

7,151

2014

7,124

2015

6,647

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
TAMSULOSIN HCL 1,168

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

239

patients, 29% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 598

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

ELMIRON 451

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

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TERAZOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
CEFDINIR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 Dec. 21, 2016.
  • 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.