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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$716K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$705K

2014

$689K

2015

$716K

2016

Number of Claims

16,266

2014

16,224

2015

15,769

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
ATENOLOL 836

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

109

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

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 3, 2018.
  • 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.