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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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8,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$522K

2014

$460K

2015

$480K

2016

Number of Claims

10,264

2014

8,500

2015

8,597

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.

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
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 July 7, 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.