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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$218K

2014

$278K

2015

$298K

2016

Number of Claims

5,167

2014

6,340

2015

6,824

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. 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
SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

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.