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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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4,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
171 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$453K

2014

$438K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

4,410

2014

3,988

2015

4,141

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
SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 20% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% 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 Nov. 26, 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.