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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Allergy

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,109Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
3% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

10,964

2014

11,928

2015

12,109

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 679

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 604

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 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.