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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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6,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$498K

2014

$490K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

9,614

2014

8,079

2015

6,399

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 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 392

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

112

patients, 32% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

77

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

A
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% 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 Jan. 6, 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.