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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
176 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$459K

2014

$542K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

7,644

2014

8,486

2015

8,092

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

39

patients, 22% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Aug. 7, 2007.
  • 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.