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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,263Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$937K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

9,794

2014

9,761

2015

9,263

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
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 874

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

176

patients, 40% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 652

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

135

patients, 31% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 519

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

ENBREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.