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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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13,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$587K

2014

$634K

2015

$652K

2016

Number of Claims

13,153

2014

13,732

2015

13,475

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,043

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

982

prescriptions.

179

patients, 43% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 679

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

103

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

104

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PIROXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

A
JANUMET XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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.