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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$439K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$443K

2014

$480K

2015

$439K

2016

Number of Claims

8,477

2014

8,768

2015

7,488

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 377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

115

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

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 June 22, 2016.
  • 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.