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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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12,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$935K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

8,940

2014

10,129

2015

12,287

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

ATENOLOL 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PATADAY 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROLIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ACARBOSE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 1, 2012.
  • 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.