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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$592K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
0% 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

$350K

2014

$487K

2015

$592K

2016

Number of Claims

3,300

2014

4,101

2015

4,392

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
CRESTOR 434

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

73

patients, 32% of all patients

ZETIA 419

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

68

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

71

patients, 31% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

NIACIN ER 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

62

patients, 27% of all patients

A
LIVALO 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CIALIS 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ACYCLOVIR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% 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.