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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$337K

2014

$360K

2015

$346K

2016

Number of Claims

10,615

2014

12,182

2015

13,045

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
SIMVASTATIN 691

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

95

patients, 27% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 593

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

SULINDAC 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NIZATIDINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 2, 2013.
  • 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.