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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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6,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$413K

2014

$400K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

7,142

2014

6,696

2015

6,186

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.

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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 379

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

106

patients, 33% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

83

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

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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.