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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$505K

2012

$623K

2013

$694K

2014

$705K

2015

Number of Claims

13,956

2012

16,718

2013

16,554

2014

17,032

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

R
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL

Quinapril is used alone or ... +

Quinapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 July 9, 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.