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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$955K

2014

$961K

2015

$903K

2016

Number of Claims

20,564

2014

19,968

2015

19,524

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 827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

178

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 25, 2011.
  • 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.