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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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12,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$688K

2014

$817K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

12,030

2014

11,806

2015

12,363

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.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% 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 Dec. 30, 2013.
  • 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.