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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,325Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$276K

2014

$297K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

5,323

2014

5,591

2015

5,325

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. 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
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 June 14, 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.