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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

10,635

2014

14,108

2015

9,410

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LACTULOSE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRUVADA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
GLYCOPYRROLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% 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 9, 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.