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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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7,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$400K

2014

$442K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

6,443

2014

7,816

2015

7,992

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.

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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.

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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 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

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BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Nov. 2, 2015.
  • 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.