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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,884Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$525K

2014

$550K

2015

$501K

2016

Number of Claims

10,083

2014

10,634

2015

9,884

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

94

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% 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 May 19, 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.