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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$793K

2014

$726K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

16,641

2014

16,100

2015

15,622

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.

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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 802

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 747

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 737

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

202

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

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 May 15, 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.