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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,057Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$633K

2014

$679K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

9,754

2014

10,702

2015

11,057

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 667

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 11, 2010.
  • 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.