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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,090 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$644K

2014

$728K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

9,257

2014

10,355

2015

13,731

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

195

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

203

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 24, 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.