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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$495K

2014

$716K

2015

$672K

2016

Number of Claims

8,995

2014

8,898

2015

9,369

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
ALPRAZOLAM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

141

patients, 23% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LETROZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 April 29, 2008.
  • 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.