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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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19,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$684K

2014

$731K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

20,996

2014

21,087

2015

19,898

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
GABAPENTIN 1,280

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

205

patients, 38% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,022

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

135

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 945

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

145

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

NABUMETONE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

HUMULIN N 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SURE COMFORT* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DEXAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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. 10, 2012.
  • 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.