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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$493K

2014

$524K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

8,933

2014

9,302

2015

9,637

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 554

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

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SYNTHROID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A
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. 30, 2009.
  • 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.