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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$455K

2014

$496K

2015

$467K

2016

Number of Claims

7,659

2014

8,344

2015

9,108

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.

P

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 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

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CARTIA XT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DILT-XR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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ESTRADIOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

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 June 6, 2018.
  • 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.