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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$950K

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

6,481

2014

7,082

2015

7,825

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
METFORMIN HCL 600

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

147

patients, 46% of all patients

SYNTHROID 475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

106

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

93

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

CRESTOR 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

JARDIANCE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CIALIS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

WELCHOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VICTOZA 3-PAK 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

JENTADUETO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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.