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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 28 providers in this state and specialty

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

196 of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 57%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$152 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $430 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

12,731

2014

14,138

2015

13,589

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

1 11
LISINOPRIL 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

2 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
ALPRAZOLAM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

4 15
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

5 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 19
FUROSEMIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

7 16
METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

9 24
PROAIR HFA 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

10 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

13 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
SYMBICORT 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

15 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 30
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
AZITHROMYCIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

A 18 8
PREDNISONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

19 2
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

25 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 5
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 41
BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

30 44
OXYCODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 48
SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 4
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A 34 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 38 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 54
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 58
XOPENEX HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 59
DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 61
XOLAIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 10 44 61
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 63
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 63
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 70
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 71
LINZESS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 72
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 75
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 76
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 34
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 78
CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
BREO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 88
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 Jan. 25, 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.