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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

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7,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$796K

2012

$877K

2013

$1M

2014

$1.07M

2015

Number of Claims

5,729

2012

6,080

2013

6,657

2014

7,854

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
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

436

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

O
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

244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCONTIN

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
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

214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% 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

203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

87

patients, 28% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

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

118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

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

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% 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

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% 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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

R
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% 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

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% 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

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O
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

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% 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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% 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

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

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

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% 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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

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

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

R
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

25

prescriptions.

<11
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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% 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 May 5, 2017.
  • 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.