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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$679K

2014

$755K

2015

$762K

2016

Number of Claims

11,924

2014

12,550

2015

12,751

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.

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
TRAMADOL HCL 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

62

patients, 34% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

45

patients, 25% of all patients

VALSARTAN 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

48

patients, 26% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

MISOPROSTOL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 35% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

VOLTAREN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

44

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

DEXILANT 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 22% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

ZETIA 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

DIGOXIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 25% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUMET 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOX 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

COLCRYS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 25% of all patients

A
LINZESS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 21% 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 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.