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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$99.5K

2014

$394K

2015

$662K

2016

Number of Claims

1,924

2014

6,468

2015

8,248

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.

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
GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

84

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 24, 2014.
  • 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.