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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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10,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,020 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

2014

$270K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

7,174

2015

10,976

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 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

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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. 18, 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.