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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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17,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$899K

2014

$967K

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

18,964

2014

19,421

2015

17,733

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,001

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

291

patients, 52% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 858

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

219

patients, 39% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 800

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

200

patients, 36% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

MELOXICAM 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

196

patients, 35% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

131

patients, 23% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

169

patients, 30% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

138

patients, 25% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUVIA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

138

patients, 25% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

131

patients, 23% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

GLYCOPYRROLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

A
BENICAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

VOLTAREN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 July 8, 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.