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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,285Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$720K

2014

$829K

2015

$845K

2016

Number of Claims

16,540

2014

16,578

2015

16,285

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. 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.

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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
METFORMIN HCL 849

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

200

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

193

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

242

patients, 28% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SULINDAC 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% 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 3, 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.