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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$558K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$582K

2014

$559K

2015

$558K

2016

Number of Claims

8,172

2014

7,862

2015

7,335

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

102

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

159

patients, 45% of all patients

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DEXAMETHASONE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

110

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

NAPROXEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

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LOPERAMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

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CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

PATADAY 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% 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 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.