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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$418K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$531K

2014

$478K

2015

$418K

2016

Number of Claims

7,063

2014

6,982

2015

6,414

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.

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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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 30% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

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JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 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 Nov. 5, 2009.
  • 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.