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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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7,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$462K

2014

$492K

2015

$494K

2016

Number of Claims

7,965

2014

7,853

2015

7,892

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

79

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 16, 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.