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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,305Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$363K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
217 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$396K

2014

$406K

2015

$363K

2016

Number of Claims

9,957

2014

9,010

2015

6,305

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.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

45

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 30% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 7, 2017.
  • 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.