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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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10,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$593K

2014

$538K

2015

$542K

2016

Number of Claims

10,634

2014

10,280

2015

10,223

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.

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.

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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 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

97

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

99

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

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 Feb. 18, 2010.
  • 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.