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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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15,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$557K

2014

$509K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

14,745

2014

14,640

2015

15,800

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.

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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 786

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 28, 2009.
  • 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.