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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$711K

2014

$734K

2015

$745K

2016

Number of Claims

15,064

2014

15,806

2015

14,645

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 758

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

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 March 13, 2017.
  • 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.