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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$533K

2014

$494K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

7,818

2014

7,626

2015

8,090

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

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 Sept. 14, 2012.
  • 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.