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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$10M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
0% 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

$9.32M

2014

$11M

2015

$10M

2016

Number of Claims

6,461

2014

6,745

2015

6,609

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
DUTASTERIDE 752

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

215

patients, 55% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 655

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

204

patients, 52% of all patients

XTANDI 456

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

10
LEUKINE 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

10
CRESTOR 321

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

115

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

CABERGOLINE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

10
BICALUTAMIDE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

LIVALO 233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

10
AVODART 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

10
ESTRADIOL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

FIRMAGON 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

10
PENTOXIFYLLINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ZYTIGA 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VIVELLE-DOT 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10
CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

URSODIOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALORA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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 Jan. 8, 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.