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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,696Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$635K

2014

$652K

2015

$786K

2016

Number of Claims

8,484

2014

8,511

2015

9,696

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 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

88

patients, 27% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

81

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

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 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.