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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$769K

2014

$858K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

6,618

2014

7,295

2015

6,518

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.

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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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

57

patients, 23% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

CELECOXIB 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

92

patients, 37% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

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DEXILANT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

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VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLURBIPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

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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 Aug. 19, 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.