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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Emergency Medical Services

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$180K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
869 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$112K

2012

$138K

2013

$145K

2014

$180K

2015

Number of Claims

2,409

2012

3,042

2013

3,473

2014

4,167

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

A
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

121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLURBIPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% 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

103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% 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

98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% 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

96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A
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

75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% 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

73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% 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

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

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

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of enalapri... +

The combination of enalapril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% 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

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

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 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 Nov. 20, 2012.
  • 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.