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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$431K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$397K

2014

$403K

2015

$431K

2016

Number of Claims

5,896

2014

5,710

2015

5,862

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 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.