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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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6,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
160 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$342K

2014

$356K

2015

$324K

2016

Number of Claims

5,686

2014

5,399

2015

6,101

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
SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

36

patients, 23% of all patients

MISOPROSTOL 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 20% of all patients

10
LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

TRADJENTA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% 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 Sept. 30, 2014.
  • 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.