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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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10,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$507K

2014

$427K

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

10,422

2014

9,895

2015

10,291

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 706

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

195

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 May 31, 2012.
  • 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.