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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$296K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
177 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$254K

2014

$309K

2015

$296K

2016

Number of Claims

5,664

2014

5,867

2015

5,410

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
ENDOCET 428

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

52

patients, 29% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

58

patients, 33% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 25% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

53

patients, 30% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 22% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 21% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 23% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% 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.