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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$604K

2014

$594K

2015

$608K

2016

Number of Claims

9,840

2014

9,375

2015

9,758

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 23, 2009.
  • 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.