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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

BRIAN UNWIN M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$564K

2014

$566K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

11,948

2014

11,942

2015

12,797

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 776

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

59

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

48

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

HUMALOG 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 May 6, 2013.
  • 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.