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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$563K

2014

$601K

2015

$625K

2016

Number of Claims

7,197

2014

7,619

2015

7,512

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

168

patients, 34% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 381

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 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.