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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$243K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$310K

2014

$297K

2015

$243K

2016

Number of Claims

8,982

2014

9,078

2015

9,399

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. 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 938

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

139

patients, 46% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

96

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

95

patients, 32% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMMONIUM LACTATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Jan. 30, 2008.
  • 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.