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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$771K

2014

$966K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

10,076

2014

11,223

2015

12,684

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
OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

97

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

115

patients, 31% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

VOLTAREN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

A
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 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 Jan. 13, 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.