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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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13,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
52% 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

$734K

2014

$762K

2015

$744K

2016

Number of Claims

12,063

2014

12,311

2015

13,239

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

117

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 632

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

SYNTHROID 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 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.