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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Health

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,034Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$444K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$59.7K

2014

$438K

2015

$444K

2016

Number of Claims

2,024

2014

14,680

2015

16,034

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.

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
VITAMIN D2 1,406

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,356

prescriptions.

225

patients, 38% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 763

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

VIAGRA 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BENZONATATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LUMIGAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 Sept. 16, 2014.
  • 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.