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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$749K

2014

$850K

2015

$803K

2016

Number of Claims

13,724

2014

13,595

2015

11,882

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 March 4, 2015.
  • 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.