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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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23,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

22,520

2014

22,871

2015

23,566

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

A
XARELTO 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 4, 2015.
  • 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.