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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$819K

2014

$812K

2015

$791K

2016

Number of Claims

14,853

2014

13,796

2015

15,306

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,090

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

O
SUBOXONE 736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

A
HALOPERIDOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 8, 2008.
  • 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.