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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$707K

2014

$551K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

8,059

2014

5,354

2015

5,433

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
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 26% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 24% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 25% of all patients

VALSARTAN 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 23% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 24% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 23% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

TRADJENTA 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

AMITIZA 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

ROZEREM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% 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 Jan. 17, 2018.
  • 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.