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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$944K

2016

Number of Claims

25,242

2014

23,993

2015

19,728

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 1,122

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

164

patients, 27% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10
CELECOXIB 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
COLCRYS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

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 May 7, 2013.
  • 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.