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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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7,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$452K

2014

$690K

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

6,357

2014

7,051

2015

7,735

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
METFORMIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

121

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 July 9, 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.