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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$936K

2014

$887K

2015

$926K

2016

Number of Claims

14,870

2014

15,292

2015

14,234

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

106

patients, 29% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

104

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

94

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

111

patients, 30% of all patients

JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

A
BENICAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Nov. 2, 2016.
  • 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.