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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.7M

2014

$1.67M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

14,211

2014

13,158

2015

11,966

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.

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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
PREDNISONE 827

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

168

patients, 36% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ENBREL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCHICINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 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.