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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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5,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$307K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$396K

2014

$363K

2015

$307K

2016

Number of Claims

6,023

2014

6,026

2015

5,639

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 5, 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.