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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$991K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

10,995

2014

12,556

2015

13,771

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

TRADJENTA 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

CREON 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 24, 2007.
  • 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.