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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

14,547

2014

13,918

2015

13,661

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

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 March 22, 2011.
  • 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.