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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$495K

2014

$481K

2015

$505K

2016

Number of Claims

11,640

2014

11,218

2015

12,622

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 818

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

108

patients, 30% of all patients

ATENOLOL 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 588

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

79

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CREON 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Jan. 14, 2016.
  • 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.