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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$273K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$285K

2014

$350K

2015

$273K

2016

Number of Claims

8,230

2014

7,647

2015

7,433

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

111

patients, 37% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

100

patients, 33% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

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 April 26, 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.