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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$345K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$265K

2014

$589K

2015

$345K

2016

Number of Claims

6,912

2014

10,945

2015

7,006

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. 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.

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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 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 22% of all patients

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FAMOTIDINE* 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P
OMEPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 12, 2008.
  • 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.