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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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14,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$748K

2014

$675K

2015

$797K

2016

Number of Claims

13,983

2014

12,029

2015

14,606

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,523

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

207

patients, 36% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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. 28, 2011.
  • 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.