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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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7,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$417K

2014

$457K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

6,561

2014

6,667

2015

7,771

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

115

patients, 33% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

138

patients, 40% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

90

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

87

patients, 25% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

112

patients, 32% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

94

patients, 27% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

104

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

99

patients, 28% of all patients

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NAPHAZOLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

100

patients, 29% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

QVAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% 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 April 26, 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.