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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$265K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$263K

2014

$272K

2015

$265K

2016

Number of Claims

6,203

2014

5,836

2015

6,574

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
SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

76

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% 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 17, 2010.
  • 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.