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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

14,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$7.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$4.05M

2012

$5.45M

2013

$7.75M

2014

$7.72M

2015

Number of Claims

11,133

2012

13,092

2013

15,921

2014

14,680

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

934

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

116

patients, 29% of all patients

10
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

708

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

101

patients, 26% of all patients

PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

INTELENCE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

VIREAD 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

TIVICAY 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PREZCOBIX 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

REYATAZ 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

R
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

R
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMIVUDINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NEVIRAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SUSTIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 8, 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.