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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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12,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$562K

2014

$744K

2015

$919K

2016

Number of Claims

8,359

2014

10,618

2015

12,761

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

A
JANUMET 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

GENTAMICIN SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.