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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$2.11M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

19,531

2014

15,642

2015

13,479

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.

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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
ALPRAZOLAM 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PENTOXIFYLLINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VIAGRA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 Aug. 4, 2008.
  • 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.